Driving

By - 2/13/14 - 1:41 pm

Conditions are so bad on Bussey Street through the Arboretum that both police and fire have requested barriers to just shut the road entirely.

Only two cars crashed, but police report numerous other drivers are barely able to stay on the road and on nearby South Street, and firefighters report the road isn't safe even for them to drive on.

By - 2/13/14 - 7:30 am
<a href="https://twitter.com/MassStatePolice/status/433932343834071041">Photo by State Police</a>.

A tractor trailer burst into flames shortly before 6 a.m. on the southbound Expressway by the gas tank, completely shutting the southbound side of the road and causing significant delays on the northbound side.

The Boston Fire Department declared the fire out at 6:45, but as of 7:24, State Police were diverting most southbound traffic onto Columbia Road because only the extreme... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 4:45 pm

Interesting photo that shows what happens when a vengeful neighbor slashes your tires for daring to park in "their" space and then the local meter maid decides to issue you a steady stream of tickets. Brought to you by the neighborhood of East Boston.

By - 2/11/14 - 10:45 am

Parent Imperfect reports on an incident on South Street in Roslindale yesterday, after he'd dropped his kids off at school:

The salt on the road probably allowed the driver to maintain control of the truck, even though s/he was going too fast. The salt could not, however, keep the load on the truck. In the blink of an eye, ten-foot lengths of 2-inch cast

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By - 2/11/14 - 7:21 am
Flipped car on the Massachusetts Turnpike

State Police report arresting a Worcester woman on OUI and other charges last night after she allegedly rammed a State Police cruiser on a detail on the Massachusetts Turnpike at the Brighton/Newton line, then wound up on her side when her car partially flipped over.

Ann Lyn King, 45, was headed west when she struck Trooper Mark Lombardi's marked SUV around 10:30 p.m. He was... Read more

By - 2/10/14 - 4:51 pm

A fed-up citizen reports that not only did city action fail to dislodge space savers in the area of Sumner and Maverick streets in East Boston, they are multiplying, several days after the last snow emergency ended and people were, you know, supposed to stop saving spaces:

I counted 15 savers across three blocks of Sumner alone after this case was closed.

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By - 2/9/14 - 2:03 pm
Foam-covered gas station in Dorchester

Blanket is where victim was pinned. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a man was pumping gas at the Citgo station at 741 Morrissey Blvd. around 8:15 this morning when the driver of a car behind him failed to stop:

It moved his car out of the station and pinned him between the car that hit him and one of those posts protecting the pumps. Firefighters had to use extrication tools

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By - 2/8/14 - 4:56 pm

A citizen stuck in traffic complains:

Please do something about the traffic out of the Seaport. It's taken almost 30 minutes to drive from the WTC to Vertex. Insane. It is literally crawling. But mostly dead stopped. Do not ask any other companies to move here until this is solved. Thank you.

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By - 2/8/14 - 11:27 am
Plow on fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike

J. Alain Ferry was among those caught in a traffic jam on the Massachusetts Turnpike when a snow plow caught fire on the westbound side by the BU Bridge around 10:25 a.m.

Jason Sissel also crawled by the remains of the truck:

By - 2/7/14 - 11:21 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that the fact a man had a transparent blue plastic cover over his license plate was not enough of a reason for a state trooper to pull him over on Rte. 495 in 2011.

And because that was the only reason the trooper pulled Michael Bernard over, the illegal gun the trooper found on Bernard during a pat frisk... Read more

By - 2/7/14 - 9:15 am
Car snowmen

Charlie MacSteven spotted the ultimate Masshole snow vehicle today on Comm. Ave. along BU. He counted 18 snowmen on the roof.

By - 2/6/14 - 8:09 pm
Roslindale space saver

Somebody on Bateman Street in Roslindale finally found a use for that stubby little column that probably looked so darling in the store - as a space saver.

By - 2/6/14 - 1:12 pm
Massholes with snow on their roofs

GoddessOfCarbs shows us the SUVs of two of our fine drivers who couldn't have been bothered to clear the snow off their vehicles this morning.

Ed. note: Drove the kidlet to Forest Hills this a.m. for the bus to school, noticed that SUV drivers seem totally unaware you can get a long brush for those hard to reach places before all the snow comes... Read more

By - 2/6/14 - 7:38 am
Snow covered handicap ramp in East Boston

A perplexed citizen in East Boston wonders what sort of spell he needs to cast to get a handicap ramp uncovered:

Did you know there is a handicap ramp at the corner of Marion and White? I do. But this person doesn't because once snow covers it. It's like the ramp is a student at Hogwarts sneaking around in an invisibility cloak. After being

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By - 2/6/14 - 6:21 am
Snow carriage

Jed Hresko spotted this stroller saver at Academy Homes in Roxbury.

By - 2/5/14 - 6:48 pm

Boston Police report they are looking for the driver of a sedan who hit a man on Dorchester Avenue in Fields Corner last night, then just kept on driving.

Witnesses told police the car was possibly a newer Camry or Maxima and that its driver fled on Adams Street towards Park Street.

Anyone with info can contact detectives at 617-343-4470 or the... Read more

By - 2/5/14 - 2:36 pm
Uncleared parking space in Cambridge

Pete Septoff was agahst to discover some "sociopath" simply dropped a cone in an unshoveled space in Cambridge today. So he took quick action:

The cone now pines for fjords.

By - 2/5/14 - 8:18 am
Upended car in Gloucester

State Police report only minor injuries when this car upended on 128 north in Gloucester this morning.

By - 2/4/14 - 9:02 pm
Readville cone

Boston Strolls was stunned tonight by this sight on Vallaro Road.

The first space saver I've ever seen in Readville. AND it's preemptive.

By - 2/4/14 - 8:27 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports he died.

Around 8:15 p.m. at Dorchester Avenue near the T stop. Due to the severity of the pedestrian's injuries, the homicide unit was summoned.

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