Construction work in Palmer caused heavy delays on Mass Pike


WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Two separate incidents caused traffic issues for people hoping to get between Ludlow and Palmer around midday Friday.

According to Massachusetts State Police in Charlton, road work on the Mass Pike in Palmer caused heavy delays on the eastbound side of the highway. Traffic was jammed roughly from Exit 8 in Palmer through Wilbraham, and extending as far back as Exit 7 in Ludlow from about 11:30 through 12:30.

Traffic is now moving normally through that area.

Drivers who were hoping to avoid the backup by using back roads, however, may have run into another problem. According to Wilbraham Police, an accident on Cottage Avenue forced the shutdown of that roadway.

Cottage Avenue connects the bridge over the Chicopee River from Ludlow with Route 20 in Wilbraham. There were also delays on Route 20 in Wilbraham as a result of the crash. All roads have since re-opened.

Wilbraham Police did not have any information on the vehicles involved in the crash, or whether there were any injuries.

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