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Dunkin' Donuts driver discovers a new place to storrow

Dunkin' Donuts truck stuck at Ruggles

Robert Orthman watched a Dunkin' Donuts truck storrowed at the Ruggles busway this morning.

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Even if so, I'm pretty sure he doesn't belong in the busway.

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And I was pondering what a rig that big was doing deliveries. In hindsight, they should have used a smaller, or at least shorter, truck.

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They tend to use the smaller trucks for that DD, Not sure why they used the bigger truck, in general I'm troubled with the amount of Non-MBTA Vehicles that go though the bus way

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since I don't use it often. Is it perhaps a case of not being able to see the busway sign before you commit to the turn? If that's the case at Ruggles it'd be far from the only one.

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(yes another story)

I vaguely remember this story from my childhood. I think it was one of those stories teachers used to read to you because not only was it interesting, but it made you think (and problem solve)

From my memory, it went...

Some school children were on school bus for a field trip somewhere. The bus had to go thru a tunnel to get to where ever they were going. Well it was too tall to fit into the tunnel (by like an inch or so), and it caused the bus to get stuck in the tunnel.

Some kid (the lead character) thought that if they let air out of the tires some it would bring the height of the bus down some so it could travel thru the tunnel. They ended up doing this, and the bus was able to make it thru the tunnel. Then they just re-added the air back in at a gas station near the exit of the tunnel, and then did the reverse on their way back from where ever they were going.

Storrowing always makes me think of this story.. no idea why.

(And I also welcome being corrected as I don't know where the story came from or how close I am to it.. so correct away)

/offtopic

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My parents subscribed to Readers Digest and I remember reading a slightly different version of this story in one of their features, Life in these United States or something like that, years ago. And, I too always think about the air in the tires when I read about another Storrowing.

Nice to know I'm not alone. Thanks for the story.

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The only place I've ever heard it and yes--it's totally stuck with me too.

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Storrowing always makes me think of this story.. no idea why.

Because if the Storrowed truck isn't too badly destroyed in the process of impacting the bridge or tunnel, that's exactly what the State Police do - they deflate the tires and see if the vehicle can be moved out from under the obstruction. They also use this same technique to remove overheight trucks from the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels.

Source - long time friend who works for DCR Central Services Division (the folks who respond to Storrowings)

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Missed it by that much .

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Thanks for the reminder. Brilliant writing team on that show.

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