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By adamg - 6/2/21 - 1:57 pm
Destroyed box truck on Soldiers Field Road

Joe Kidston captured this fine storrowing this afternoon on Soldiers Field Road near the Harvard Business School.

By adamg - 5/27/21 - 3:16 pm

If you're going to storrow, do it in style with an 18-wheeler: WBZ has some video of the driver doing the Backup of Shame after losing the top of his trailer at Mass. Ave. One point deducted for not having tons of stuff to spill all over the road, though.

By adamg - 5/14/21 - 3:38 pm
Storrowed U-Haul

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.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 9:05 pm
Storrowing in Roxbury in 1906

The folks at the Boston City Archives found an example of storrowing roughly 45 years before Storrow Drive was built: A cart driver who storrowed on trolley wires under the Washington Street el at Guild Street in Roxbury at 11:45 a.m. on May 12, 1906.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 1:07 pm

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.

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By adamg - 3/30/21 - 10:03 pm
Storrowed pizza truck at the BU Bridge

Chris in 02134 reports the driver of an Oath Pizza box truck storrowed but good at the train bridge under the BU Bridge tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 11:20 am
Wedged truck

Truck with a wedgie on Mem Drive. Photo by Karson Tager.

State Police report the driver of an "over height" truck wedged his vehicle good and tight under the Mass. Ave. Bridge on Memorial Drive around 11 a.m. "A heavy duty tow is responding," they say. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/21 - 9:07 am

"Going for a Storrowed Drive" - A LEGO Tribute

CreativeOutlaw put together "Going for a Storrowed Drive."

By adamg - 12/31/20 - 3:52 pm
Storrowed truck

GL was in the right place at the right time to capture this freshly peeled box truck.

By adamg - 12/30/20 - 10:49 am

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.

By adamg - 12/19/20 - 4:17 pm
Crunched truck in East Boston

Photo by State Police.

State Police report the driver of a tractor trailer tried turning left at Bennington Street and Neptune Road under Rte. 1A learned to better read caution signs this morning, although his lesson "impacted traffic significantly in the area."

By adamg - 11/30/20 - 5:48 pm
Crunched box truck

Somebody in Hyde Park is selling a 2013 Isuzu diesel box truck for $8,400, with just a couple of issues:

An engine knock rod knock and a case of Storrow Drive Bridgeitis.

H/t Prairie Rose Clayton.

By adamg - 11/25/20 - 9:11 am
Storrowed truck in Malden

Operation Ryan came across a peeled back trailer this morning at the Orange Line bridge over Medford Street in Malden.

By adamg - 11/24/20 - 3:20 pm
Storrowing on Rte. 128 in Danvers

State Police report having to shut Rte. 128 southbound in Danvers this afternoon after the rear of a truck somehow smashed into the Endicott Street overpass, destroying the truck and sending the driver to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

MassDOT inspectors were called to the scene to make sure the overpass was not compromised by the crash.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 11:30 am
Storrowed backhoe

State Police report the Callahan Tunnel remained shut even after a crew unwedged the backhoe whose trailer driver managed to get it stuck at the entrance so an engineer can make sure the cramming and jamming didn't damage the tunnel. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 11:59 am
Storrowed truck on its side

The driver of a Frugal Furniture rig showed how it's done this morning on the Fenway off ramp from Storrow Drive outbound, delivering what passing photographer Charley A declared a solid storrowing.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 9:12 am

The driver of a box truck just wouldn't take no for an answer and so had the top his vehicle shorn off this morning by the unforgiving Mass. Ave. bridge on Memorial Drive, where trucks can storrow just as easily as across the river. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/20 - 10:00 am

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.

By adamg - 8/7/20 - 8:57 am
Tipped over truck

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.

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