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Drivers say Labor Day traffic wasn't 'that bad'

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A disabled tractor trailer caused traffic delays on I-91 south in Springfield on Monday afternoon. A disabled tractor trailer caused traffic delays on I-91 south in Springfield on Monday afternoon.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Mass DOT suspended all bridge and road construction on major road-ways until Tuesday for the Labor Day weekend. 

"It was steady. But, it was congested. People were in a hurry and people were going quite fast," said Matthew Macintosh.

Macintosh says bringing his son back to college in Eastern Massachusetts was more difficult than returning.

"Bringing him back was the toughest part. Coming home was easier," said Macintosh.

The heaviest traffic was expected Monday afternoon and evening traveling Eastbound. But, drivers say the traffic was better than they thought. 

"There was an accident. That took 15 minutes. And then, there was another one. That was another 10 minutes. But other than that. it was OK," said Ravinbur Nimma.

Nimma and his family spent their Labor Day weekend at the beach. 

"We went to Hampton Beach on Friday and then again on Saturday. We spent a lot of time on the beach," said Nimma. 

Throughout the weekend, Mass DOT has encouraged drivers to plan ahead by using an EZ pass to avoid waiting in line at cash toll booths and checking the live traffic cameras before heading out.

"Lots of people on the road but people were minding their manners. And, it really hasn't been bad at all," said Tom Morse. "We came back through Boston from New Hampshire. The only bad traffic we had was on 93 in New Hampshire. Once we got to Massachusetts, it opened up to 3 lanes and it was terrific."

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