Driving

By - 9/1/15 - 6:58 pm
Truck almost slams into Bridge on Storrow Drive

Jared Dobson can only utter a hearty "Tis the season!" as he waits to get by a moving van with a driver alert enough to stop before slamming into a Storrow footbridge shortly before 6:30 p.m., if not alert enough to pay attention to any of the "CARS ONLY" signs earlier on his journey. Read more.

Kevin, meanwhile, gives us the eye-in-the-sky view from the footbridge:

By - 9/1/15 - 9:04 am
New lane markings at Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street in the Back Bay

Penny Cherubino at BostonZest shows us the newly re-striped intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street this morning.

Electronic signboards now warn motorists to "BE ALERT FOR CYCLISTS."

The intersection is where Anita Kurmann was struck and killed by a semi while bicycling earlier this month.

By - 8/31/15 - 8:27 pm
Tree down on Fairfield Street in the Back Bay

NotThatWeird reports a massive tree on Fairfield Street near Comm. Ave. came crashing to the ground tonight, blocking the road - after it got smashed into by the cab of a passing U-Haul.

By - 8/30/15 - 10:38 pm

UPDATE: Road reopened at 11:30 p.m.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. just south of the Americas Food Basket mall. Van flipped on its side; at least three injuries. The road is shut south of Metropolitan Avenue.

By - 8/30/15 - 1:19 pm
Kenmore Square as students move in

Julio Salado looked out his Kenmore Square window as students moved in today.

Meanwhile, JGD reports:

When Zakim bridge tunnel flashes "all rental trucks do not use Storrow Drive" we know parents are on campus!

By - 8/29/15 - 3:12 pm

State Police report a Norwood man died in a crash on the northbound side of the O'Neill Tunnel around midnight. Read more.

By - 8/28/15 - 9:01 pm
Truck helped off Storrow Drive by State Police

Maybe state officials should extend their river-road warnings to big-rig companies, too. Lenny Rove watched State Police get an 18-wheeler off Storrow Drive westbound after it failed to hit any bridges.

By - 8/28/15 - 5:39 pm
Massachusetts Avenue suspicious package

The scene on Mass. Ave. Photo by Mario N.

Police have shut off traffic on Mass. Ave. between Huntington and Columbus due to a suspicious package at St. Botolph St. Fire crews and EMS on the way, just in case.

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m. Roads being reopened. Patty reports it appeared to be a pink and blue suitcase.

By - 8/28/15 - 12:02 am

UPDATE, 10:30 a.m., Friday: Police say the woman remains alive.

A woman was hit by a car and wound up under it around 11:30 p.m. at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Both the homicide unit and the fatal-accident reconstruction team were called in. The driver remained at the scene.

Columbia Road was shut in both directions for the investigation.

Photo of the scene.

By - 8/26/15 - 5:25 pm
A note asking for an explanation of a cone on a car in Brighton

Just because it's not the middle of winter doesn't mean we have to go without confounding parking notes. Brad Burns found this note - and attached pen on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton today.

By - 8/24/15 - 9:34 pm

A Westwood Police surveillance camera captured another truck hitting the train bridge over East Street (skip ahead to 0:30), but this one was nothing compared to the one last week. As police put it:

Minor damage to the truck, Bridge is still doing great.

By - 8/21/15 - 7:35 pm
People in East Boston

Does the city respond faster to 311 requests if you wave to the camera? Here's the latest example of people in their complaint photos, in this case, a couple of folks who want a Handicap Parking sign moved one door down on Sumner Street in East Boston.

By - 8/21/15 - 6:28 pm
Clogged roads near South Station

Mike McD. shows us what happens when roads around South Station are shut at rush hour to give firefighters easier access to a track fire near South Station, in particular, Kneeland Street and Atlantic Avenue.

By - 8/21/15 - 3:27 pm

Wait for it, wait for it ... BOOM! A truck whose driver was too busy setting the standard for food distribution excellence wiped out spectacularly at Westwood's infamous East Street train bridge yesterday. Video by Westwood PD.

By - 8/21/15 - 11:34 am
Remains of a crash on the Jamaicaway in Jamaica Plain

The aftermath of the Jway crash. Photo by Isabel Rey.

A bad crash on the Jamaicway between Perkins and Castleton around 11:15 a.m., had firefighters getting out the Jaws of Life to get two people out. Then police and firefighters discovered a long oil slick that forced them to shut the road between Perkins up towards Rte. 9 so it could be cleaned up.

By - 8/20/15 - 10:01 am
Angry man on Washington Street in Roslindale

Tim Murphy reports he was driving with his kids up Glendower Street in Roslindale around 2 p.m. yesterday when the guy behind him got horn-blowingly mad not just because he wouldn't speed up the street but because he then stopped for the stop sign at Kittredge. Read more.

By - 8/18/15 - 10:50 am

Emily Ferrier asks:

Anyone have a recommendation for a body shop (Subaru fender bender fixer upper) in Roslindale/JP/West Rox?

By - 8/16/15 - 10:48 pm
Last span on the Casey Overpass in Jamaica Plain

Clay Harper shows us the last full span still up on what used to be the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills, over South Street.

By - 8/16/15 - 1:37 pm
Massive traffic jam on Massachusetts Avenue

mgH gives us the Mass. Ave. traffic view around 1:30 p.m., notes the road is backed up across the river into Cambridge, warns motorists to avoid the Back Bay at all costs. Apparently, a lot of people didn't get word about the Dominican parade down Boylston.

By - 8/16/15 - 12:28 pm
SUV crashed at Huntington and South Huntington avenues, Mission Hill

Julio Salado happened upon this SUV inside Nana's Hair Braiding on Huntington Avenue at South Huntington around 10:45 a.m.

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