Storrow Drive

By - 5/21/17 - 9:26 am

State Police report arresting a Medford man on OUI charges after he allegedly rammed into a cruiser stopped on Storrow Drive, setting off a chain reaction that also damaged a second cruiser and sent a man to the hospital. Read more.

By - 5/11/17 - 2:16 pm
Bus stuck on Storrow Drive

Rick Schimpf paid his regards to the bus whose drive rather suddenly discovered was somewhat taller than 11 feet, shortly before 11 a.m. on Storrow Drive inbound by the BU exit.

By - 4/26/17 - 9:41 am
Foggy Charles River

Patrick McMahon looked out over the Charles this morning and didn't see much.

Other people looked out and up, too: Read more.

By - 3/26/17 - 6:31 pm
Truck that almost plowed into a bridge on Storrow Drive

Lisa Jacobson captured this near miss on the inbound side of Storrow Drive this afternoon.

By - 2/13/17 - 1:25 pm

The tire-eating pothole is inbound just past the Kenmore ramp, so might be time to seek one of those alternate routes.

By - 1/12/17 - 10:22 am
Stuck truck at Storrow Drive overpass

If only that bridge were 12'1" instead of just 12', he might have made it. Instead the driver of this storrowed box truck now has to explain to the state troopers why he ignored the CARS ONLY signs, in a classic Storrow Drive tableau captured by Raymond the roving UHub photographer at 9:06 this morning.

By - 11/9/16 - 9:45 am
Illiterate truck driver on Storrow Drive

Kara Sassone found yet another truck driver astute enough to not plow into a bridge after ignoring the CARS ONLY sign on Storrow Drive this morning.

By - 10/29/16 - 11:41 am

Dana Jay Bein shows us the conflagration on Storrow Drive around 10:40 a.m. He says the occupants seemed to get out OK.

By - 10/14/16 - 1:03 pm

A Redditor reports that this tanker truck stopped just before striking a low-clearance bridge on Storrow Drive this morning, fouling up traffic.

Looks to be eastbound just before the Silber Way footbridge.

By - 9/29/16 - 10:37 am
Truck just made it under Storrow bridge

Kevin reports a truck driver who barely cleared the BU footbridge outbound this morning was gunning for the next bridge, but was pulled over by a state trooper who stopped him from testing his luck a second time and forced him to slowly back up under the footbridge and into one of those emergency cutouts to await the swift administration of justice. Kevin photographed the truck as it backed up.

By - 9/18/16 - 9:21 am
Bicycles on Storrow Drive in Boston

Storrow Drive was turned over to bicyclists this morning for the annual Hub on Wheels. "The way life should be," Steven D. Schmitt, who watched the procession, enthused.

Read more.

By - 9/2/16 - 5:22 pm
Peeled back truck on Soldiers Field Road

Drivers on the river roads seem intent to make up for last year's absence of good storrowings over Labor Day weekend. James Sappenfield spotted a spectacularly storrowed truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound by the Harvard Business School around noon.

A rental-truck driver brought Storrow Drive inbound to a halt around 4 p.m. with another storrowing that left his truck looking like an occult hand had had some fun with a giant can opener. Read more.

By - 8/30/16 - 2:33 pm
Stuck truck on Storrow Drive

State Police show us why drivers heading inbound on Storrow Drive might have been a tad delayed around 2 p.m. today. Read more.

By - 8/29/16 - 6:40 pm

The Globe reports the driver of that Duck Boat that had its roof peeled back like a can of Norwegian sardines yesterday was on Storrow Drive because traffic was being diverted around the State House due to a protest by MBTA janitors, many of whom are getting laid off. State Police fined the driver $100.

By - 8/28/16 - 9:26 pm
Duck Boat in trouble on Storrow Drive

Compare peeled-off roof of Duck Boat on left with pristine one on right. Photo by Kamil.

Shortly before 7 p.m. the driver of a Duck Boat learned first hand why Storrow Drive has those CARS ONLY sign, on the eastbound side, near Mass. Eye and Ear.

WBZ reports none of the 20 tourists on board was injured.

Naturally, that's the same exact spot where, only 3 1/2 hours earlier, Eastie Strong photographed a Storrowed U-Haul: Read more.

By - 8/24/16 - 9:12 am
A bus and a truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Kara Sassone found her inbound commute on Storrow slowed this morning due to both a bus AND a truck whose drivers managed to stop before slamming into the BU Bridge.

By - 8/22/16 - 9:05 am
Tree down in Concord

Concord Police posted this photo of a blocked street at 4:27 a.m.

UPDATED, 11:55 a.m.

The National Weather Service reports a tornado briefly touched down in Concord early this morning: Read more.

By - 8/21/16 - 9:33 pm

The Globe today posted a photo from 1955 by Boston-based photographer Ted Polumbaum showing guys jumping into the Charles River - from the far side of the then "modernized" Storrow Drive, which had become part of the river.

Also see a more bucolic Embankment Road in 1929.

By - 8/18/16 - 5:28 pm
Ryder truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Alex Carlson reports drivers stuck on Storrow Drive inbound can think the yutz who at least had the good graces not to storrow himself just past Cambridge Street but who is now trying to back his Ryder truck.

By - 7/29/16 - 12:26 pm

A fed-up citizen complains:

Every day at rush hour, the good drivers wait in the right lane to go onto Storrow. The bad drivers go in the middle lane right until the bridge then try and merge into the right lane. This causes so must traffic, causing the traffic from one end of the museum to the other to take 25 minutes. Please spend some time thinking how to resolve. Signage is clear, people are just being greedy drivers. Perhaps cones dividing the right lane from the center so they can not merge so late? Sincerely, a good driver who just wants to get home without becoming a bad driver.