Schmitt spotted this storrowing aftermath being hauled down a Back Bay street today. What makes it a bit unusual is that it's an actual U-Haul - most recent storrowings have involved anything but U-Haul box trucks.
WGBH posted a news clip from 1985, when the driver of an out-of-state moving van executed a perfect storrowing: Jammed his truck under a bridge, which peeled the roof off his truck and left stuff scattered all over the road: Read more.
The Dig reports DCR is soliciting bids for a $75,000 contract to create new signs that are somehow bolder and more, um, impactful, than the current "CARS ONLY" signs in preventing reading-impaired truckers from getting on the river roads.
State Police credit the lack of traffic early this morning for the lack of any crashes due to a Reading man speeding down I-93 southbound on the northbound side from Wilmington all the way to Leverett Circle, where he got on Storrow Drive the wrong way before finally getting cornered in a parking lot near Mass. General. Read more.
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.
Raughn Williams didn't like seeing the flashing blues in his rear view on Storrow Drive, so he sped away, rocketing across the Tobin Bridge and then down into Chelsea, where he crashed into two parked cars and got arrested and charged for the loaded gun he had in a pants leg, which might now mean up to ten years in federal prison, federal authorities say. Read more.
And promptly gets his truck wedged under the Silber Footbridge. MassDOT reported the driver at least had the grace to storrow himself on the inbound side at 5:30 a.m., rather than at the height of the morning rush hour.
The driver of a box truck proved no match for the Fenway overpasses on Storrow Drive this morning. Josh happened to be right there to catch all the peeled-back, tipped-over glory for what is clearly the best storrowing of this still young month. Read more.
Live Boston reports on one beaut of a storrowing, inbound around 7 a.m. in which another driver learned that Storrow bridges - in this case the Dartmouth Street footbridge - aren't getting out of your way and will shred you. State Police managed to get the peeled-back carcass onto Clarendon Street to await a tow.
For the second day in a row, a truck driver has discovered first hand why Storrow Drive entrances have those cute little "CARS ONLY" signs, jamming his vehicle under the outbound side of the train bridge by the BU bridge shortly after 11 a.m. Unlike yesterday's majestic 18-wheeler at Mass. Ave., this is just some trifling box truck from what appears to be a local beer distributor. And it doesn't even appear that the roof of the box has been peeled back.
Sage was among the drivers who had plenty of time to appreciate the sheer majesty of the way the driver of an 18-wheeler managed to a) get on Storrow Drive inbound and b) jam his rig right into the underside of the Mass. Ave. Bridge shortly after 3:30 p.m.
Mom and baby about to come out into the world. Photo by Live Boston.
Live Boston reports that by the time EMTs and state troopers got to the outbound side of Storrow Drive just before the Mass. Ave. Bridge around 11 p.m. yesterday, the state had a new resident: Read more.