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By adamg - 12/31/20 - 3:52 pm
Storrowed truck

GL was in the right place at the right time to capture this freshly peeled box truck.

By adamg - 12/30/20 - 10:49 am

The Dig reports DCR is soliciting bids for a $75,000 contract to create new signs that are somehow bolder and more, um, impactful, than the current "CARS ONLY" signs in preventing reading-impaired truckers from getting on the river roads.

By adamg - 12/25/20 - 9:28 pm
Tire with no rubber left

From Medford to Storrow Drive on just rims. Photo by Live Boston.

State Police credit the lack of traffic early this morning for the lack of any crashes due to a Reading man speeding down I-93 southbound on the northbound side from Wilmington all the way to Leverett Circle, where he got on Storrow Drive the wrong way before finally getting cornered in a parking lot near Mass. General. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 11:59 am
Storrowed truck on its side

The driver of a Frugal Furniture rig showed how it's done this morning on the Fenway off ramp from Storrow Drive outbound, delivering what passing photographer Charley A declared a solid storrowing.

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By adamg - 10/29/20 - 4:22 pm
Truck driver stopped before storrowing

Rob C reports the driver of this big rig realized in time what he was about to do and so saved his job and the time all the motorists around him would have lost and stopped before taking that dip onto Storrow Drive. "It was super awkward," at least, he adds.

By adamg - 10/23/20 - 11:58 am

Raughn Williams didn't like seeing the flashing blues in his rear view on Storrow Drive, so he sped away, rocketing across the Tobin Bridge and then down into Chelsea, where he crashed into two parked cars and got arrested and charged for the loaded gun he had in a pants leg, which might now mean up to ten years in federal prison, federal authorities say. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/20 - 10:00 am

And promptly gets his truck wedged under the Silber Footbridge. MassDOT reported the driver at least had the grace to storrow himself on the inbound side at 5:30 a.m., rather than at the height of the morning rush hour.

By adamg - 8/7/20 - 8:57 am
Tipped over truck

The driver of a box truck proved no match for the Fenway overpasses on Storrow Drive this morning. Josh happened to be right there to catch all the peeled-back, tipped-over glory for what is clearly the best storrowing of this still young month. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 9:19 am
Box truck with peeled-back roof after hitting a bridge on Storrow Drive

Photo by Live Boston

Live Boston reports on one beaut of a storrowing, inbound around 7 a.m. in which another driver learned that Storrow bridges - in this case the Dartmouth Street footbridge - aren't getting out of your way and will shred you. State Police managed to get the peeled-back carcass onto Clarendon Street to await a tow.

The aerial view.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 11:22 am

For the second day in a row, a truck driver has discovered first hand why Storrow Drive entrances have those cute little "CARS ONLY" signs, jamming his vehicle under the outbound side of the train bridge by the BU bridge shortly after 11 a.m. Unlike yesterday's majestic 18-wheeler at Mass. Ave., this is just some trifling box truck from what appears to be a local beer distributor. And it doesn't even appear that the roof of the box has been peeled back.

By adamg - 7/22/20 - 4:50 pm
Wedged and storrowed tractor trailer on Storrow Drive

Sage was among the drivers who had plenty of time to appreciate the sheer majesty of the way the driver of an 18-wheeler managed to a) get on Storrow Drive inbound and b) jam his rig right into the underside of the Mass. Ave. Bridge shortly after 3:30 p.m.

Close-up view.

By adamg - 6/5/20 - 10:08 am

Catherine Parrotta shows us the sky-eye view of a truck wedged good and tight under Mass. Ave. on Storrow Drive inbound this morning.

By adamg - 5/5/20 - 11:16 am
Baby and mom about to come out of SUV on Storrow Drive

Mom and baby about to come out into the world. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that by the time EMTs and state troopers got to the outbound side of Storrow Drive just before the Mass. Ave. Bridge around 11 p.m. yesterday, the state had a new resident: Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 3:29 pm

So close ...

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 5:51 pm
Sunset over Storrow Drive, still bocked due to transformer spill

That's a closed inbound Storrow at the bottom.

A roving UHub photographer watched the sun go down over Storrow Drive, which was still blocked inbound as crews tried to clean up the mineral oil that spilled around 9:30 a.m., along with the transformers carried on a truck whose driver thought his rig would fit under a bridge near Charles Circle, only it didn't.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 2:18 pm
Storrowed truck

A driver with a possible reading problem ignored the "CARS ONLY" signs and drove his big rig right into a bridge on Storrow Drive near Charles Circle around 9:30 a.m., spewing fluid from the electrical transformers all over the road and putting a major hurt on a Hyundai that had the misfortune of being in the adjoining lane just as one of the transformers was knocked free by the bridge, which, as always, refused to yield. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/19 - 9:05 am

WCVB has photos and video from the Back Street scene. Driver was uninjured, but charged with OUI.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 4:17 pm
State trooper blocking access to Storrow Drive inbound at Charles Circle

Trooper blocking access to Storrow inbound at Charles Circle for the motorcade. Photo by Ari Ofsevit.

93 south into the city is gridlocked due to delays caused to the road being shut so that Mike Pence could get from New Hampshire - where he was filing paperwork to ensure his boss is on next year's primary ballot - to a car showing. Read more.

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