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By adamg - 9/14/20 - 9:12 am

The driver of a box truck just wouldn't take no for an answer and so had the top his vehicle shorn off this morning by the unforgiving Mass. Ave. bridge on Memorial Drive, where trucks can storrow just as easily as across the river. 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.

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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 - 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.

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.

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