WBZ shows us a what a beached cement truck looks like after it rolled over around 5 a.m. on the ramp from the Tobin that leads to I-93 south and Storrow Drive. State Police held off recovery efforts so that other drivers could squeeze by in the one remaining lane. The ramp was due to be shut at 9 a.m. to let crews get the truck out of there.
State Police report bail for the Uber driver charged with raping a passenger on Storrow Drive early Saturday was increased from $25,000 to $100,000 after ICE signaled it wants to take custody of him because he is a Ugandan citizen. State Police say he is still in their custody and will be arraigned on two counts of rape in Boston Municipal Court tomorrow.
Roving UHub photographer Liz Robson got a good view of a freshly shaved box truck on Storrow Drive from the Fairfield Street footbridge this afternoon. The judges gave this storrowing high marks for style, but deducted points for the truck being empty and so having nothing to spew all over the road.
Jaili got a closeup of the newly jagged edges where the roof used to be on this good ol' truck out of Grapevine, TX: Read more.
A box-truck driver decided discretion was the better part of valor and hit the brakes a couple feet short of a Storrow bridge rather than getting up to ramming speed this afternoon, DF reports.
The Massachusetts Avenue Bridge and the connecting Storrow Drive were shut this morning when a homeless encampment under the Boston side of the bridge caught fire, sending smoke billowing into the air and bringing firefighters racing from both Boston and Cambridge. Read more.
The bridges of the river roads (and Dorchester) put a few more notches in their support beams this year as truck drivers continued to either drive into them or had to make an ignominious reverse drive of shame after narrowly avoiding a haircut caused by not paying attention to those "CARS ONLY" signs: Read more.
Get 'er up to ramming speed and damn the torpedoes! DF captured the scene on Storrow Drive inbound at the Silber footbridge around 6 p.m. Scroll down the comments for a photo of the truck's contents.
WBZ reports on the elimination of a lane outbound at the start of Storrow Drive.
Jason Richardson spotted the results of what he called a "slight Storrowing" this morning just inbound from the Longfellow Bridge.
Sometime between 3 and 3:50 a.m., the driver of this box truck thought it would be a good idea to get on Storrow Drive towards Leverett Circle. It wasn't, as Chuck Fitzpatrick shows us.
Kevin Brennan posts video of a storrowing outbound at the Kenmore/Fenway exits this morning in which the driver hit the overpass, tipped his truck over and spilled crap all over.
Karyn Regal at WBZ News Radio photographed a box truck that became a bit lighter this morning after its driver disregarded those "CARS ONLY" signs in Allston.
Turlach MacDonagh was kind of amazed to see a Hubway user riding down Storrow Drive this afternoon (no, they're not supposed to do that).
Or is that side of the BU Bridge still technically Soldiers Field Road? In any case, if he has any passengers, they're probably relieved he had good enough reflexes to stop before plowing into the lower train bridge there.
Sometime around 1:30 a.m., a semi driver thought it would be a good idea to get on Storrow Drive inbound. The train bridge near BU quickly informed him otherwise by turning his big rig into a much smaller rig.
Rick Macomber shows us the view from the other side of the bridge, which, of course, is famous for being the only place in America where you can smash a truck under a train that is passing under a car while a plane flies overhead: Read more.
A woman walking her dog along Back Street in the Back Bay this afternoon spotted these two men with bandanas on their faces waltzing away from the Dartmouth Street overpass, where they'd just placed a "Deport Them All" banner over Storrow Drive. Read more.
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