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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 - 3/28/20 - 1:48 pm
Stuck truck at entrance to Callahan Tunnel

You think MassDOT should put signs up warning truck drivers to ensure proper social distancing between the tops of their vehicles and river-road bridges and tunnel entrances? Kathleen Ferry captured the scene at the entrance to the Callahan Tunnel early this afternoon:

Truck blocking right lane entering Callahan tunnel. Didn’t hit it but can’t go forward. Might want to avoid for a bit

By adamg - 2/29/20 - 2:49 pm
Storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road

Road Trip New England ran across this freshly storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road under the bridge to Harvard Square today.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 9:02 am
Truck wedged under MBTA bridge in Dorchester

Dot Malone came across some storrowing action on Conley Street, off Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester around 8 a.m. - a driver manage to wedge his or her truck nice and tight under the Red Line's Braintree branch.

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 9:29 am

Darcy had little choice but to watch as the U-Haul driver backed 'er up on Soldiers Field Road this morning: Read more.

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By adamg - 2/3/20 - 11:26 am

Claire Sadar reports that sometime this morning, the driver of a big rig coming up from Wolcott Square in Readville wedged his truck right into the underpass for the train tracks there, learning why there's a sign at the end of Meadow Road out of the old Stop & Shop complex that warns truck drivers not to turn left. Needless to say, the underpass, decades old and built of stone, won the battle.

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 - 11/9/19 - 12:31 pm

At 8:38 a.m., State Police reported Soldiers Field Road was shut at North Harvard Street due to an "over height truck with equipment striking overpass causing equipment to fall off and several cars striking debris." Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/19 - 11:56 am
Coke truck being turned around on Storrow Drive

Frog Lane Harpy had no choice but to watch State Police help the driver of a Coke truck turn around and not storrow:

Spent 7 minutes watching this vehicle do a U-turn at 7:20 this morning. Just past Fenway exit WB.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 2:32 pm
Bus stuck under Neponset River bridge in Quincy

Shows you what we know. Scott Eisen reported around 11 a.m.:

Some band's tour bus is stuck under the Neponset bridge. Avoid.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 11:53 pm
Squished truck

Ed. note: Sometimes a picture isn't worth quite a thousand words. I originally wrote the sign took out the truck, based on the photo. In fact, the photo shows where the driver stopped after hitting the Silber Footbridge, which is what State Police said and I missed in my zeal for a funny headline. I've corrected the headline and post.

Police report Storrow truck drivers batted .333 this morning: One cracked his truck open like a walnut while two others managed to avoid the embarrassment - if not the tickets State Police routinely hand out to drivers who manage to get on the truck-unfriendly road. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 8:45 am

Storrowing Week continues with a driver who wedged his box truck into the Bowker Overpass at the Fenway exits on Storrow outbound this morning. State Police report they had to shut the right lane at Fenway exits to get the thing out. Eye-in-the-sky video of the non-motile truck.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 2:37 pm

Shortly before 1 p.m, State Police reported somebody drove an "overheight" truck right into the bottom of a bridge on the outbound side. No injuries, but the right travel lane had to be shut while the remains of the truck were extracted. WCVB has more.

Earlier:
Somebody with a better calendar.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 6:57 am
Storrowed rental truck on Storrow Drive

Around 11 p.m. on Monday, just before the end of another Allston Christmas, the driver of a rental truck made contact with the Silber Way footbridge on Storrow Drive, as Chris shows us.

Now, the truck is facing inbound on the outbound side of Storrow; in an attempt to get it out. Presumably, they eventually figured it out. Another view, by KMV: Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 8:42 pm
Bridge demolishs truck

Some time before 8:25 p.m. or so, when Dev arrived at the scene, the driver of a box truck learned his truck was no match for the Grand Junction train bridge just before the BU Bridge, where Soldiers Field Road inbound becomes Storrow Drive. The judges rate this 9/10, deducting a point because the truck did not disgorge its contents all over the road.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 3:46 pm

At 3:25 p.m., State Police reported that Soldiers Field Road in Allston was shut inbound at North Harvard thanks to another box truck driver thinking he could squeeze under a bridge, only it turns out he couldn't.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 8:50 pm
Truck stuck at East Street bridge in Dedham

Don Reisner spotted this stuck truck at the East Street bridge in Dedham late this afternoon (if you thought they'd fixed the bridge, you're thinking of the East Street bridge next door in Westwood).

Earlier:
Dedham train bridge turns into Prime location for a storrowing.

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