You Cannot Drive a Moving Truck on Storrow Drive

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As we approach September 1—either the worst or best day on the Boston calendar, depending on your feelings about picking up stained ottomans off the curb—the city of Boston is warning all of us yet again about the natural predator of non-Bostonian freshmen the world over: Storrow Drive.

In a tweet that’s been shared hundreds of times, officials have urged all of us to repeat after them: You cannot drive a moving truck on Storrow Drive.

Repeat after us: You cannot drive a moving truck on Storrow Drive. You cannot drive a moving truck on Storrow Drive. You cannot drive a moving truck on Storrow Drive. #movingday

— City of Boston (@CityOfBoston) August 19, 2018

In case you’ve forgotten this rule, or want some evidence to use for the purposes of scaring straight BU-admitted Midwesterners, behold:

Removal may take some time Storrow WB, expect delays for @RedSox traffic.

— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) May 4, 2015


#AVOID: Storrow DriveWB completely shut due to a possibility truck that has ripped open by BU bridge #Boston25

— Scott Tetreault (@BostonNewsMan) September 28, 2017


Expect delays on Storrow Drive for quite some time. Seek alternate route while overheight truck is recovered.

— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) August 26, 2013

Come on people.

#MAtraffic Overheight truck roof ripped off, Storrow Dr WB to Kenmore. No injuries.

— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) June 30, 2015

There are so many signs.

#MAtraffic Overheight Truck; Storrow Dr EB at Longfellow.

STUDENTS: Check ur route b4 coming in w/moving trucks

— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) August 30, 2016

Could the bridges be a little higher? Yes. Is that our fault? Maybe. Is there a very cool potential solution to the problem out there? Hell yeah.

Should you drive a moving truck on Storrow Drive?

You tell me:

Crews are trying to get the box truck out… But it’s wedged in there. Avoid #Storrow drive #WCVB

— antoinette antonio (@antoinetteA) September 25, 2014

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