Overheight Semi Closes Sumner Tunnel

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  1. mjd4277

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  3. Kshaw0960

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    This doesn’t seem right to me. How is a dry van over height? What is the posted height of that tunnel?
     
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  4. JoeyJunk

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    Members of the Massachusetts commercial vehicle enforcement team were doing an inspection of the truck and questioning the driver, police said.

    Driver overheard saying “
    Я езжу всего три недели. Не читать английские знаки.“
     
  5. ducnut

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    Tough crowd, up there. I’m surprised they let the guy live, after he royally screwed their holiday weekend.
     
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  6. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Usually trucks exceeding that height restriction take the long way around,either cutting through East Boston ,Chelsea or Melrose and take the Tobin Bridge or the Ted Williams Tunnel.
    Either way the “Staties” aren’t too happy with that driver!
     
  7. Flat Earth Trucker

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    The Sumner tunnel is 88 years old and is 12' 6" in height. You would think in all that time, the tunnel would have been improved to accommodate today's standard sized tractor.
     
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    Unfortunately some of those tunnels pass underneath Boston Harbor and there isn’t much margin to raise the tunnel height.
     
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  9. Tb0n3

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    Mill the floor?
     
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