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By adamg - 1/17/23 - 11:41 am
Storrowed truck in Westborough

Photo by Westborough PD. See it larger.

Westborough Police report the driver of an 18-wheeler thought he could fit under a CSX train bridge at Rte. 30 at Willow Street this morning, only to discover he couldn't.

By adamg - 12/28/22 - 12:23 pm
Truck flipped on its side

Ramming speed! Photo by Live Boston.

Will they ever learn? Nope. 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 - 11/29/22 - 12:43 pm
Truck backing up from Callahan Tunnel entrance

Jessica Dello Russo watched today as state troopers opened up the special Backup of Shame ramp from the Callahan Tunnel entrance to the Greenway today and then guided another big-rig driver slowly backwards up to the street after he realized his truck wasn't going to fit without a haircut.

By adamg - 11/25/22 - 9:42 pm

WCVB reports the Sumner Tunnel was shut around 4:20 p.m. after the Canadian driver of an 18-wheeler learned too late his truck was too big to get through the tunnel.

Video from inside of the tunnel showed some ride share passengers walking, in some cases with luggage, out of the tunnel.

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 - 11/10/22 - 2:55 pm
18-wheeler jammed under Freeport Street train bridge

Live Boston shows us what happens when the driver of an 18-wheeler tries to squeeze under the bridge that carries the Red Line across Freeport Street in Dorchester.

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 - 9/22/22 - 10:45 am
Truck stuck at a bridge on Soldiers Field Road

Javi came upon this freshly storrowed box truck on Soldiers Field Road inbound, just before it turns into Storrow Drive, around 10 a.m.

The logistics company that owns the truck is based in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park in South Boston.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 4:12 pm

Massachusetts yesterday sued a driver from upstate New York for the $1.85 million in damage it says he caused when the boom of the excavator he was hauling on a flatbed slammed into a turnpike overpass and then, 30 miles down the road, slammed into another overpass, after which the excavator fell off the flatbed and took out a stretch of guardrail. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 9:06 am
Eggs on Memorial Drive after storrowing

Eggs over easy on Memorial Drive this morning

Duke Nukem for a Limited Time Only got a great view of the results of an 18-wheeler driver trying to get to the Trader Joe's on Memorial Drive this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 12:16 pm

WCVB provides the eye-in-the-sky coverage of a storrowing this morning on Soldiers Field Road. Judges award it a 9.5 out of 10 - perfect roof-peeling form, instant traffic backup, plenty of exposed cartons. Bonus half point awarded for attempting to sail down the road while towing an SUV. Point deducted for failing to scatter contents across the roadway.

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 - 8/4/22 - 10:36 am
Truck backing up on Storrow Drive

The driver of one moving truck seemed to have decided to get ready for Allston Christmas by ignoring the "CARS ONLY" signs and getting onto Soldiers Field Road this morning. But as the Boston Struggler shows us, he ultimately decided discretion is the better part of valor, even if that meant doing a backup of shame when confronted with the complex of bridges that signals the change from Soldiers Field Road to Storrow Drive.

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.

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