When it rains it pours!!!
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October 14th, 2009 – by: esterrene
Leaving LA was not easy!!!
First there was the never ending supply of water from above!!! I don't really mind driving in the rain, though I would prefer not too! Its not my favorite time to drive because it becomes harder to foresee what other drivers are going to do. Obviously just drive slower and keep a decent amount of space between you and the driver in front of you.. However some idiots felt it was best to harass other more cautious drivers (me and several others on the road) by flashing their lights in our rearview mirrors and excessively honking their horn!! But I am use to jerk drivers on the road! its my job to ignore them and keep them from causing damage to the load and often to themselves by preventing accidents.
What really stunned me was that traffic was allowed to drive through flooded highways.. This was a new experience for me. I was waiting for about an hour in a line of vehicles. No one from either direction was allowed to proceed. meanwhile I am watching garbage and large sticks float from one side of the road to the other side. People living in the woods were watching us from the side streets. When we were allowed to move we had to proceed very slowly and in the center of the road where the water was most shallow. I think it was about 7/8 inches deep at one point and definitely MUCH deeper along the sides. I have driven through puddles of water before but never through a large flooded area...
After that came the dense fog that lasted for 5 hours of my drive..... After all of that I was EXHAUSTED!
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