Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive

By - 5/12/15 - 12:52 pm

You wouldn't think it would need to be said, but apparently it does:

Motorists driving trucks, including box and rental trucks, are urged to check the height restrictions along their planned route and make route adjustments as necessary. Specifically, truck drivers on Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Road, and Memorial Drive are urged to pay attention to all relevant signs regarding bridge height.

By - 3/3/15 - 11:54 pm
Trader Joe's in the snow

Brad Kelly headed to the Memorial Drive Trader Joe's the other night for some French Toast fixin's.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/19/15 - 3:11 pm

A Belmont man convicted of his second OUI offense appealed, arguing his arrest was illegal because a trooper only showed up at his home based on the word of an anonymous 911 caller and that's just not good enough to warrant a potential arrest.

By - 1/29/15 - 4:13 pm
Gridlock in downtown Boston after blizzard

Gridlock at Boylston/Charles/Tremont. Photo by Guglielmo.

Traffic reporter Scott Eck is calling this a chaotic afternoon, with drivers on many local roads just not moving.

One of the worst is Memorial Drive, which is at a complete standstill. Where, specifically? Pretty much from one end to the other.

By - 11/14/14 - 8:04 am

The Tech reports on growing outrage over the way pedestrians can be mowed down along the river road.

By - 11/4/14 - 8:37 am
Truck that shouldn't be on Memorial Drive

Antibike snapped a truck that shouldn't be there this morning on Memorial Drive just before the Mass. Ave. Bridge.

By - 10/22/14 - 7:18 pm
Tree down on Charles Street South

Charles Street South. Photo by Steven Larrabee.

And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed tree.

And people in Smart Cars, Fiats and other tiny little boxes might want to think twice before heading out. Christine reports it's so windy on 95 north of the city that "cars are almost hitting each other."

By - 8/29/14 - 11:41 am

Tim watched the car being winched out of the river.

All the occupants removed safely from the waterlogged car off Western Avenue around 11:30 a.m., State Police report.

Photo from the scene.

Mike Moura photographed the scene from the other side, as State Police and a tow truck prepared to remove the car from the river:

By - 8/19/14 - 4:55 pm

UPDATE: State Police identify the victim as Mark Keiser of Boston.

State Police report a collision around 7 a.m. on the eastbound side of Memorial Drive just past the Mass. Ave. Bridge ended with a 50-year-old Boston man dead.

The reason why the pedestrian was on the roadway is unknown at this time and is part of the investigation.

By - 6/15/14 - 9:30 pm
Memorial Driver crash

Overturned car on the right.

Santiago happened upon a crash involving a taxi and a car shortly after 9 p.m. at Mass. Ave. in Cambridge at an entrance to Memorial Drive.

Yesterday:
Car turns turtle on Storrow Drive.

By - 4/3/14 - 6:02 pm

A. Stuck.

Caroline reports the time traveler from Labor Day weekend managed to wedge his or her truck under Mass. Ave. around 5:30 p.m.

By - 3/30/14 - 11:51 am
Flooding on Rte. 18 in New Bedford

Ric Duarte shows us Rte. 18 in New Bedford, suggests, "Umm ... better stay away!"

That's what happens when close to 4 inches of rain falls. The rain wasn't quite as intense up our way, but Eastie Strong shows what it did to Memorial Drive at the MicroCenter/Trader Joe's entrance:

Memorial Drive flooded
By - 3/11/14 - 4:32 pm
White geese in Cambridge

Jaeseung Hahn captured the scene in Cambridgeport yesterday morning, when the white geese of the Charles River went for a stroll.

By - 12/24/13 - 9:51 am

A collection of photos and reports of storrowed or almost storrowed trucks and buses on our river roads this year. Normally, these are just a chance to laugh at illiterates behind the wheel, but this year, of course, saw a bus crash on Soldiers Field Road that sent 33 people to the hospital.

The Year in Storrowing: 2013

By - 5/10/13 - 8:44 am
Truck on Memorial Drive

Just another morning on Memorial Drive, Adam Shutes reports.

By - 4/25/13 - 10:28 pm

The Globe has a long interview with the owner of the Mercedes SUV the bombing suspects allegedly carjacked. And Kevin Cullen recounts the Watertown firefight and the race to save Richard Donohue's life.

By - 4/8/13 - 9:55 am

Drivers this morning were not prepared for yesterday's shutdown of the overpass on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge - although they'll now have six months to get used to it.

Kathy reports traffic was tied up in knots on the Boston side. Nikki reports from on board a bus:

Driver of the CT2 is freaking out screaming obscenities at other drivers in this INSANE traffic by BU bridge.

By - 4/5/13 - 4:50 pm

The state Department of Transportation says it's shutting the overpass on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge on Sunday for some major repairs:

All vehicles will be diverted to the surface roadways and through the BU Bridge/Brookline Street rotary, and back on to Memorial Drive.

By - 2/3/13 - 10:32 am

The Storrow Pool is all fun and games until the top of a bus is peeled back, sending nearly three dozen people to the hospital.

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 are some thoughts from Twitter last night as the events unfolded:

By - 1/4/13 - 7:21 am

Shortly before 7 a.m., a driver managed to firmly wedge his box truck into the underpass eastbound at the Harvard Bridge, causing a nice little blockage just as rush hour was getting underway. He tried moving the truck back, but all he did was set of a shower of sparks from where his truck's roof scraped against the top of the underpass.

UPDATE: After working on the truck for around 45 minutes without success, the Cambridge Fire Department ordered an electric saw to the scene to cut the top of the fool thing off.

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