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By adamg - 12/17/23 - 12:37 pm
Two storrowed trucks, two!

Roving UHub photographer Mark Norton beholds the majesty of that rarest of occurrences: TWO TRUCKS jammed beneath a bridge on Storrow Drive at the same time this morning! And one of them is a City of Boston trash truck! It's a Christmas miracle!

Another view.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 9:38 am

Bikeyface, who, as her name suggests, rides a bike, reports on her commute across the Charles this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/23 - 11:25 am

NBC Boston shows us the latest storrowing: A truck that went skreeeeeeee after its driver learned what those "CARS ONLY" signs mean in a lesson applied by the Silber Footbridge on the inbound side of Storrow Drive this morning. Drivers in the resulting traffic backup were, of course, thrilled at all the extra time to check their phones.

By adamg - 10/13/23 - 10:37 pm
Truck stuck at a pedestrian overpass on Storrow inbound

Alisa Bokulich reports seeing her first ever storrowing this evening, on the inbound side: A food truck whose driver realized too late that, oh, yeah, he's driving a truck - although, fortunately for him, not too late to stop before that pedestrian bridge sheared off that weird smokestack thing his truck still sports.

By adamg - 9/18/23 - 9:11 am
Truck almost hits pedestrian bridge on Storrow Drive

RadRebe was among those jammed on Storrow Drive when an 18-wheeler driver somehow missed those "CARS ONLY" signs and got on Storrow Drive outbound around 6:30 a.m. - and then had to make a long, slow backup of shame after stopping just before shearing off the top of his cab at a pedestrian bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/23 - 9:44 am
New bright-yellow CARS ONLY sign being installed at Storrow Drive entrance

Photo of new signs going up by DCR.

DCR announced yesterday it's replacing the dark CARS ONLY signs at ramps to Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Road and Memorial Drive with glaring yellow in-your-face CARS ONLY signs. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 2:19 pm
MassDCR says please don't hit our bridges

DCR is out with an online ad spot that urges newcomers to Boston to keep their rental trucks off the river roads - set to just the sort of plaintive music you'd expect on a late-night ASPCA ad:

For just zero dollars a day you can not hit a bridge or overpass on Storrow Drive and and Soldiers Field Road in Boston and Memorial Drive in Cambridge. ... The bridges, and the trucks, will thank you.

By adamg - 6/19/23 - 2:11 pm
Freshly storrowed truck

Chad Boudreau gives us the visual of Storrow Drive's latest victim, under one of the can-opener Kenmore ramps. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/23 - 12:26 pm
Near Storrowing on Storrow Drive

The driver of a box truck - and his passenger - were a bit luckier on Storrow Drive this morning than the driver of an 18-wheeler in Westborough, averting a storrowing inbound by maybe a couple feet, as KWAPT, who was not happy to get stuck in the resulting jam, shows us: Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/22 - 10:10 pm

Shamus Moynihan was gliding along Storrow Drive inbound this afternoon when traffic suddenly stopped. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/22 - 1:38 pm
Truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Top Gun caught the end of another exciting match on Storrow Drive inbound by Mass Eye and Ear today, in which the final score was, yet again: Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/22 - 8:52 am

It's like the old bar joke: " 'Say, we don't get many big rigs in here.' 'At these heights, I can see why.' "

Alrighty then: A driver with a professional driver's license didn't plan out his route, ignored the "CARS ONLY" signs, got on Soldiers Field Road inbound overnight and, boom, storrowed his expensive vehicle smack into the Grand Junction train bridge by the BU Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/22 - 3:37 pm
Peeled back truck on Storrow Drive

Leslee got a great view from the Fairfield Street pedestrian bridge of a truck whose driver got a fresh haircut at the Mass. Ave. Bridge - and then decided that was good enough and so didn't go for a double storrowing at Fairfield.

By adamg - 10/14/22 - 9:22 am
Flipped over truck at Grand Junction bridge

Live Boston reports that around 2:30 a.m., the driver of a box truck slammed into the train bridge under the BU Bridge, flipping the truck on its side, spilling fuel all and his cargo all over the road and briefly getting himself entrapped before being rescued by firefighters. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 10:34 pm
Rental truck stuck but not stuck

Can a truck truly be storrowed if its roof isn't peeled back even if it's clearly under a Storrow Drive bridge? A roving UHub photographer came upon this river-road manifestation of Schroedinger's Cat today at the Mass. Ave. exit, where a truck whose driver has obviously managed to get partway under the bridge around 4:20 p.m. shows no obvious signs of roof damage. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 10:20 am
Poster for wrestler known as The Storrower

Artist Eric Funk is out with his annual warning for the parents of college freshmen and other clueless motorists that those "CARS ONLY" signs they'll see when they arrive for Allston Christmas are serious (and yes, of course, you can buy the warning on various media).

Earlier:
Last year's Storrow advisory.

By adamg - 7/30/22 - 4:55 pm
Squashed Ryder box truck in Kenmore Square

Greg Moseley took some pictures this afternoon of a Ryder box truck just sitting on Beacon Street in Kenmore Square around 4:15 p.m., looking suspiciously like it was freshly storrowed. What else could cause that sort of damage in that area? Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/22 - 9:27 pm
SUV perched on a guard rail on Storrow Drive

Live Boston photographed the aftermath of a crash on Storrow Drive on Saturday in which an SUV wound up perched on a guard rail.

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