More backups at Faunce Corner as Ever Given gets stuck again

Apr 1, 2021

Traffic is expected to worsen at one of Dartmouth’s busiest intersections after the Ever Given, one of the largest container ships in the world, got stuck for the second time on April 1.

Fresh from its Suez Canal fiasco, the container ship can be seen in this satellite photo wedged on Route 6.

It is blocking traffic both westbound and eastbound near the junction with Faunce Corner Road.

Backups at the intersection occur regularly, although previous traffic studies did not reveal Dartmouth’s international shipping route as the cause.

It is unclear how the Ever Given got here. Previous reports indicated that it was on the Suez Canal’s Great Bitter Lake awaiting inspection.

The ship is expected to return to Egypt and normal traffic patterns to resume after April Fool’s Day.