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Truck Loaded With 7,000 Lbs. of Lobster Crashes into Westwood Bridge, Causes Train Delays

Trains along the Franklin Line were significantly delayed Tuesday.

Credit: CBS Boston via YouTube
Credit: CBS Boston via YouTube

A truck carrying about $100,000 worth of lobster crashed into a Commuter Rail train bridge in on East Street in Westwood Tuesday morning, causing significant delays to riders of the MBTA's Franklin Line. 

The 13-foot Ryder rental truck was reportedly carrying 7,000 pounds of lobster when it crashed into the bridge, after which a small fire ignited in the vehicle's air conditioning unit, according to CBS Boston.

The contents of the truck reportedly spilled onto the roadway, prompting cleanup efforts Tuesday morning, NECN reported.

As a result of the incident, heavy delays were expected until at least 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, according to the MBTA. Get the latest updates here.

The East Street Bridge, which is owned by the MBTA and is used for commuter rail trains, has been a common site for vehicular accidents over the years

Were you affected by Tuesday's train delays? Let us know in the comments section below!

Frank Mulligan July 01, 2014 at 06:56 PM
I would love to be BEHIND this TRUCK when it HAPPEN. I"d have LOBSTER for a VERY LONG time. I would'nt want to be the PERSON cleaning this UP'

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