NEW YORK - JULY 08: Drivers wait in traffic during the afternoon commute July 8, 2009 in New York City. High gas prices and a struggling economy have helped to slightly ease rush hour commuting with the first two-year decline in nationwide traffic congestion since the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University began studying the issue in 1982. The average motorist spent 1.3 fewer hours in traffic in 2007 than in 2005, according to the institute. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Photo: Mario Tama/2009 Getty Images
New York’s deadly train crash was easily the worst transportation debacle of the weekend, but Massachusetts had its own share of headaches when an icy road led to a massive pileup that involved 65 cars and three tractor trailers. Some 35 people went to hospitals, but miraculously, nobody was killed. However, the closure of Interstate 290 for most of the morning meant that many, many people were a lot later getting home from Thanksgiving than they would have liked.