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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.

By adamg - 6/11/22 - 10:26 am
Strorrowed truck in Cambridge

Roving UHub photographer Wiley Cox spotted a freshly storrowed truck sitting outside Micro Center on Memorial Drive in Cambridge this morning. He reports it's the first Mem Drive storrowing he's ever seen, so a round of applause.

By adamg - 6/10/22 - 9:25 am
Storrowed truck in Malden

Storrowing's not just for Bostonians! Malden Police show us an example of a trucker who thought he could fit his truck under a bridge this morning, and he allllmost did - at a train bridge over Medford Street. But maybe they don't have height signs in Connecticut.

H/t Chuck D'Antonio.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 2:22 pm
Ryder truck and Storrow Drive pedestrian bridge

Clare captured the near storrowing on Storrow Drive inbound this afternoon.

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By adamg - 5/6/22 - 9:13 am

Nothing does a storrowing quite like the Fenway/Kenmore exit off Storrow Drive - the curve means trucks catch the bottom of the upper ramp at an angle, so not only are they peeled open, they're left at quite the jaunty angle. The truck in those photos belongs to Gourmet Catering in Forest Hills, so you'd think the driver would be familiar with the reason to stay off Storrow, but maybe he's new.

By adamg - 4/14/22 - 9:13 am
Bus backing up on Soldiers Field Road

It was close but no cigar for storrowing fans this morning. Ari Ofsevit watched the driver of this bus slowly making his way backwards on Soldiers Field Road this morning after realizing that hey, those "CARS ONLY" signs were actual warnings, not mere suggestions, and that he wasn't going to make it under that bridge up ahead.

By adamg - 2/23/22 - 9:48 am
Truck showing signs of storrowing on Washington Street in Brookline

It's a real puzzler. Hugmajesty spotted this truck with a fresh haircut this morning on Washington Street in Brookline, where there are no bridges. Where could it possibly have storrowed?

By adamg - 2/14/22 - 12:06 pm
Storrowed truck at Weston train bridge

The Weston Fire Department reports that Park Road was shut this morning after a truck driver engaged in a battle of wits with a train bridge and lost.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 10:09 am
Pinewood Derby competitor carved into a Storrowed U-Haul

Note the attention to detail - and the racing flames.

Austin Fossey is a Boston-area native who now lives in Pittsford, a suburb of Rochester, NY. He has two sons in Cub Scout Pack 171, which has two annual Pinewood Derbies, one for parents to get out their competitive aggression, and one actually for the kids. Read more.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 4:01 pm
Truck being backed out of the Callahan entrance onto North Street

Finn witnessed one of the rarest of Boston sights this afternoon: Somebody actually using the normally blocked ramp down from North and Cross streets down to the Callahan Tunnel, across from the old Tunnel Administration building. Read more.

By adamg - 12/4/21 - 9:39 pm
Box truck now playing the role of a sardine can on Western Avenue.

Dr. Ed spotted the remains of a box truck sitting on Western Avenue after a very, very solid storrowing this afternoon on Soldiers Field Road. Excellent form; only missing disgorged contents, but maybe those were left on the field, um, road.

Earlier:
An artist at work with a huge audience this morning on Storrow Drive.

By adamg - 12/2/21 - 9:04 am
Peeled back truck on Storrow Drive

Nothing like a good storrowing to start the morning commute, as Log shows us, with a snap of a freshly peeled box truck at the Fairfield Street pedestrian bridge. Traffic, of course, quickly backed way, way up.

By adamg - 11/9/21 - 7:39 pm
Storrowed truck at Kenmore exit

Matthew Christensen got a great view of a successfully storrowed box truck at the Kenmore exit from Storrow outbound tonight.

Another view.

By adamg - 10/31/21 - 8:29 pm
Storrowed man: Storrowed-truck costume in Cambridge

But did Justin listen to Erin? The photo tells the story.

Elsewhere in Cambridge: Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/21 - 9:31 pm
Storrowed truck on Storrow Drive

Tow driver ensures storrowed truck is ready to be hauled away. See it larger.

Mike the roving UHub photographer wasn't able to rove much this morning after another driver cleverly used one of the bridges on Storrow Drive to disassemble his truck.

By adamg - 10/14/21 - 6:54 pm

Ben Brophy has a dashcam to remember his first one by: Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/21 - 3:19 pm
Bumper sticker: I survived Storrow Drive!

Bumper sticker in the field, on an actual bumper.

I got a bunch of these stickers printed as one way to thank folks who have graciously sent in contributions or even subscribed to UHub, because, really, we all share a love of a good storrowing, as long as it doesn't involve us. If you'd like one (or a more traditional Universal Hub sticker, which looks just like the logo up above, only larger and glossier and sticky on the back), here's how.
Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 6:08 pm
Stuck truck at the Grand Junction Bridge

Ethan McCoy got a grand view of the storrowed box truck at the train tracks by the BU bridge (where Storrow turns into Soldiers Field Road outbound) shortly before 5 p.m. today. Looks like the driver doesn't follow DCR on Twitter.

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