Unusual Incidents Cause Delays on Area Highways

A camper fire, a fallen grill and a loose dog were among the obstacles motorists had to avoid

Camper Fire
Massachusetts State Police

Some rather unusual incidents caused delays on several highways around New England on Sunday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m., Massachusetts State Police sent out a tweet about a camper fire on Route 495 south in Plainville near the ramp to Route 1 south. The incident shut down the ramp for about 20 minutes while firefighters battled the flames.

Around that same time, Boston.com reported that a grill fell off a vehicle on Interstate 93 south in New Hampshire near the Massachusetts line, causing traffic backups.

Also around that same time period, a flatbed truck carrying some mini-trucks got into an accident on Interstate 93 north in the O'Neill Tunnel in Boston, causing delays there as well. 

A short time later, a motorist on Rhode Island reported on Twitter that he was assisting Rhode Island State Police in attempting to catch a dog running on the highway on Route 146 north in Providence.

Just another ordinary Sunday in New England...

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