Monday, May 6, 2013
There were no injuries in the accident Monday afternoon at the jughandle in Peabody, but traffic on the southbound side of the highway was brought to a crawl for hours until the rig was safely removed.
Motorists heading down Route 1 South were advised to avoid the area Monday afternoon due to an overturned tractor-trailer in the middle of the highway at the jughandle in Peabody. The leftmost lane on the northbound side of the highway and two lanes on the southbound side were closed to traffic for more than three hours as emergency response crews worked at the scene before the truck was eventually towed away. Detours were put in place at Lowell Street (heading south) and also at the on-ramp onto Route 1 South from Route 114 in Danvers. The on-ramp from I-95 onto the southbound side of the highway was also closed temporarily. The accident was first reported around 1:45 p.m. and numerous Peabody officers, state police, firefighters, state …
A tractor-trailer flipped over, blocking several lanes, along Route 1 South near Route 128 and I-95.
Emergency crews are working to clear a wrecked tractor-trailer from Route 1 South near the jughandle in Peabody. The vehicle flipped on its side and traffic is being directed away from the scene. Route 1 North traffic is starting to move, but southbound vehicles are at a standstill. Massachusetts State Police recommend drivers avoid the area. The southbound off ramp from I-95 to Route 1 is closed and no traffic is being allowed to get on Route 1 southbound from Route 114 in Danvers. For more on this developing story, check back with Danvers Patch.
Monday, March 25, 2013
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily source for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Monday, March 25. 1. Clouds: Monday will be a mostly cloudy day with a chance of rain in the afternoon. The wind will increase later in the day, up to 16 mile per hour gusts and temperatures getting into the mid-40s. 2. Passover: Monday marks the start of Passover, when Jews across the world come together to retell the Exodus story over four cups of wine (or grape juice for those who can't indulge), and a large, festive feast known as a Seder on the first two nights. It is a seven to eight day-long celebration of the ancient Israelites' exodus from Egypt and slavery. 3. MCAS: …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A wrench-wielding robber went after the man on Monday afternoon on Route 1.
A Danvers man reported to the Peabody Police Department that he was assaulted and robbed by a wrench-wielding mugger at a mobile home park at 286 Newbury St. on Monday at 2:52 p.m. The victim said his wallet was stolen and described two suspects, both white males -- one brown-haired in a Bruins hat, the other blonde. He said they fled the scene in a blue Toyota Scion. After speaking with the man, an officer confirmed he was the victim of an armed robbery with a wrench. Police drove the man back to his residence on Chase Street in Danvers.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tequilas restaurant and bar has been closed for more than three years and the Route 1 building has been empty.
It was more than three years ago that Tequila's, the bar and restaurant on Route 1, shut down. The building, next to Home Depot at the Route 114 westbound off ramp, has been empty since then. About a year ago, a few Danvers Patch readers suggested that another restaurant use would be ideal for the location, including either a brew pub or a Cracker Barrel - a southern-themed restaurant and country store. But the building remains vacant and on the market to this day. A former listing by Colliers International said that the property would be perfect for a restaurant, but also for a bank or other retail use. The real estate agent with the listing, Chris Kelly of Atlantic Retail Properties, did not return a call seeking comment. The property …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Icy bridges along Route 1 and I-95 on Saturday night caused several crashes and closed two sections of road on Saturday night.
A quick freezeover on the roads at sunset on Saturday led to several car crashes – including one involving a police cruiser – and closed two small stretches of road for a time. The first was a multiple vehicle crash on Route 1 northbound on the bridge over Route 95 headed in to the Ferncroft Rotary at about 4:15 p.m. Complete details on the number of vehicles that were involved and injuries were not available on Saturday night, but at one point police took a report that 12 cars were involved and three people suffered minor injuries. While responding to the crash, a State Police cruiser was involved in a crash, said State Police spokesman David Procopio. The trooper was not injured. The driver of the other car that was in the crash - an …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Icy roads on Saturday evening have closed a portion of Route 1 in Danvers.
Route 1 northbound is closed on Saturday evening between Route 62 and the Ferncroft Rotary. State Police closed the road after a multiple car crash on the Route 1 northbound bridge over I-95 in the Ferncroft Rotary caused by an icy road. The road was closed at about 4:30 p.m. and will remain closed until state road crews can come through with salt and sand. The icy conditions were caused by the light snow that fell for most of the day on Saturday. Initial reports indicate that three people received minor injuries in the crashes and were taken to local hospitals. Among the vehicles involved in the cash was a State Police cruiser. Danvers police and Fire Department responded to the crash also. Click here to sign up for Danvers Patch's …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Some of the first sunny weather in a week has created a significant backup headed to the Topsfield Fair on Friday afternoon.
The first sunny day for the 2012 edition of the Topsfield Fair means the traffic backup on Route 1 is significant Friday afternoon. On Twitter, Mike Berry was reporting that it is more than an hour trip from the Ferncroft Rotary in Danvers to the fairgrounds on Route 1 in Topsfield. Another Twitter user, Brandi White, described the traffic as “horrible.” Google Maps reports the trip for the 2.5-mile drive from the rotary will take about 22 minutes in current traffic, as of 3:30 p.m. The normal travel time is about 5 minutes. Anyone headed to the area of Danvers closest to the Topsfield town line along Route 1, expect slight delays. If you are headed to the fair, expect slowgoing and check out what you need to know at the fair today. …
Monday, August 27, 2012
An obstacle course much like the one that contestants face on the TV show "Wipeout" is coming to Danvers this fall.
Many of the challenges of the obstacle course on the TV-show “Wipeout” are coming to Danvers this fall. “We’ll be the only public Wipeout course in the country,” owner Patrick Tarmey told Danvers Patch. While it shares the same name as the ABC television show, it is not affiliated with the show, Tarmey said. The course is going in a commercial building on Route 1 south next to North Shore Marble and Granite, roughly between White Hen Pantry and Home Depot. Construction of the course will start soon, Tarmey said, and his attorney is working with town officials to determine whether a special use permit or variance is needed for the facility. Pre-access will start Nov. 1 and it will open to everyone on Dec. 1, he said. Ticket are being sold …