WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – At the start of the Memorial Day Weekend, traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound was backed up for miles, due to a disabled tractor trailer in Westfield.
State Trooper Carlos Nunez told 22News that a blown transmission caused the truck to break down in the left hand lane of the westbound side of the highway, just before Exit 3. Westbound traffic was backed up through West Springfield over the Connecticut River Bridge into Chicopee.
The truck has since been removed and traffic was moving smooth again Friday afternoon.