Rob Colonna and other inbound commuters had a sour experience on Storrow Drive this morning due to an epic battle between a milk truck and a bridge. As ever, the bridge won - one wonders how the driver failed to realize the bridge would skim the top off his truck. No word if he received a ticket for a mooving violation.... Read more
Ed Hatfield captured the scene yesterday on the entrance to Storrow Drive from the Bowker Overpass:
I would hate to drive in any big city in anything bigger than a sedan. Why doesn't GPS warn these guys? I think this guy was trying a U turn and got stuck. There is a very small cut through just to the left.
At least he didn't... Read more
At 10:50 a.m., Bobby Main tweeted:
Uhaul stuck at bridge on Storrow heading east by Mass. Eye and Ear.
Yep, things are quickly returning to normal. Around 12:30 p.m., Charles O'Brien reported:
East bound Storrow Drive, truck can't clear BU footbridge. Major back up.
Paul Levy considers the weekend bus crash and recounts how the state solved the problem 30 years ago - by hanging cowbells from the warning signs at the entrances to Storrow Driver and Soldiers Field Road, after then MDC Commissioner Bill Geary told his underlings to call a cow farmer to ask where they got their bells:
The frequency of crashes in the... Read more
Is there any way to prevent this in the future? Clearly, the signs aren't working. Bring back the cowbells the old MDC used to attach to poles across onramps? Station troopers at every entrance? Suggestions?
Here... Read more
At 5:54 a.m., MassDOT tweeted:
Traffic Alert: Boston- Storrow Drive tunnel at Leverett Circle, overheight truck stopped @ tunnel entrance. Traffic back up both ramps.
At 6:12 a.m., the agency alerted those who were awake that the truck had been removed (but that traffic was still heavy as a result).
A driver with impaired reading skills plowed his truck into the ceiling of the Storrow tunnel eastbound this morning. The ceiling refused to yield, forcing the top of his truck to peel back like a sardine can and backing up Storrow Drive onto Soldiers Field Road way back by the Harvard Business School in Allston and causing similar delays on Memorial Drive when Storrow refugees... Read more
Hillary tweets a big rig sardine-canned on Storrow Drive westbound tonight, spilling crap everywhere.
UPDATE: I've been informed in no uncertain terms it doesn't count for the pool unless the truck is actually stuck (preferably with its top ripped off).
At 11:25 a.m, Hillary tweeted:
Moving truck stopped on Storrow WB near Copley.
OK, so we had a stuck truck on Saturday, but really, that was just a prelim. Place your wagers on times and spots for the Labor Day Weekend Storrow Pool.
GlenDiesel, meanwhile, suggests a new Boston fall tradition:
I want to drink a pumpkin beer on top of a bridge over Storrow Drive that has a moving truck stuck underneath it... Read more
Matt Karolian, who got delayed inbound from East Boston due to a work crew in the tunnel this morning, had to hit the brakes again as he got onto Storrow Drive outbound, thanks to a dangling sign - no doubt taken down by another truck driver, like the one who took out a couple of lane indicators in the O'Neill Tunnel the other... Read more
Michael Moura reports on an incident around 1:15 this morning on Storrow Drive eastbound by the pedestrian crossing at Dartmouth Street. The victim was taken to Tufts Medical Center in serious condition:
It is unclear at this time whether it was a medical condition, suicide attempt, or was physically pushed off.
State Police report:
Upon arrival, troopers encountered an 18 year old Sherborn, MA... Read more
Mike Mac captured the scene on Storrow Drive yesterday.