Multi-car crash on Mass. Pike in Auburn leaves traffic backed up for miles –

Emergency units rush to the scene of a crash on the eastbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Auburn on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (Nicole Simmons, MassLive)
UPDATE: All lanes have now reopened.
Traffic lurched forward after a crash involving multiple vehicles left commuters on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Auburn at a standstill Thursday morning.
At around 7:18 a.m., Massachusetts State Police responded to a crash “with serious injuries” on the Mass. Pike’s eastbound side, according to Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio.
The left lane was reopened after all lanes were originally shut down, state police tweeted. Traffic was backed up for several miles, state police added.
Troopers on scene, multiple vehicle crash w/serious injuries, Mass. Pike eastbound, Auburn. All lanes initially shut down, we have just reopened left lane. Traffic backed up for several miles. Updates to follow. #MATraffic
Collision and crime scene units also responded to the site of the crash, Procopio said.
A MassLive editor who drove by the site of the accident said the crash was at mile marker 89 and involved a Mazda sedan and an SUV. Vehicles were also at a standstill at the Route 20 Connector.
No further information was available as of publishing.
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