BOSTON (WHDH) - Traffic in the Sumner Tunnel screeched to a halt Friday night after an oversized truck struck the ceiling, state police said. Drivers could be seen backing out of the tunnel with state police assistance.

An over-height 2016 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by a 36-year-old man from Dixon, Ontario, was heading southbound when it hit the ceiling of the tunnel.

He was ticketed for motor vehicle-related offenses.

Members of the State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section are responding to the scene and will conduct an inspection of the truck and the operator.

The tunnel has since reopened.

Some people could be seen abandoning livery vehicles when they realized their meters were not going to stop.

No additional information was immediately available.

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