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I-93 ramps near JFK/UMass to be shut at 7 p.m.

State Police report the ramps to and from the expressway at Exit 15 (Columbia Point) will be shut at 7 p.m. so workers can try to do something about that derailed Red Line train at JFK/UMass. When will they reopen? State Police say your guess is as good as theirs.

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Are they closing the ramps on the highway?

The exit ramps from the Southeast Expressway to Columbia Road will be closed.

Why?

I would guess to have the option of using a crane from the ramp and/or Columbia to brace the train car on the tracks below.

That’s it exactly. A crane placed on Columbia above the train car. They intentionally waited til after rush hour.

That or just an abundance of caution, considering the derailment was right underneath them.

T riders can't have all the fun to themselves.