There is a significant traffic back-up due to several brush fires along Route 290 east in the Northborough and Marlborough area, said the Massachusetts State Police.
At 5:10 p.m., troopers closed several ramps along 290 east, however, those ramps were reopened at 5:40 p.m.
A curiosity factor has also caused significant delays on the westbound side as well.
State police suggest motorists seek alternate routes until emergency crews clear the scene.
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