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Truck driver stopped before storrowing

Rob C reports the driver of this big rig realized in time what he was about to do and so saved his job and the time all the motorists around him would have lost and stopped before taking that dip onto Storrow Drive. "It was super awkward," at least, he adds.

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What horrendous looking weather. Yuck

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Hmmm, Google reports that this headline has been used at least 3 previous times on this site.

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I should recognize it, but I don't.

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I think it's ramps from I-93 North and South, behind TDGarden/North Station, merging for underpass under Leverett Circle to get to Storrow westbound.

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We have a winner!

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(and hand grenades)

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Honestly, with the recent news about a truck (or two?) getting stuck at Smuggler's Notch in VT, looking at this picture makes me wonder - you're driving a giant rig in Boston, super-alert for our nice and courteous drivers, overloaded with information from all 4 of those signs... I don't blame you for barely noticing the secondary, white "no trucks" sign. Sometimes it's above the highway. Sometimes it's to the side. Sometimes it's text, sometimes it's a crossed-out truck...
I don't know who, but someone needs to get standardize these across the nation and drill, drill, drill drivers to avoid them.
I think it's more likely the driver noticed the "CLEARANCE 13-3" sign.

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The problem is that the advance signage says nothing about a truck restriction. It just says “Storrow Drive exit right”. The only sign mentioning “no trucks” or a height restriction is the one in the photo, right at the split itself.

https://goo.gl/maps/J7z7oJ35Fz4WfGCN6

You’d think where an interstate highway exits to a low clearance parkway that they would make an extra effort to provide notice of the truck restriction.

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