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Bumper to bumper traffic blocks, deep pot holes, crossing farm animals, knee deep snow, flash flooding, hail storms--these are all some of the disastrous road conditions I had travelled in. Many of us have gone though one or many of these conditions during our travels overseas or just during our day to day commute to and from work. What are the worst road conditions you have had to endure and where?


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Fortunately I've never had to deal with really severe road conditions. What I usually face is the results of bad conditions rather than being them myself. For example, a burst water pipe or car accident happening further down the line, and causing a back log of extensive traffic jams.
On my way home from work one day we had a flash flood, lots of rain all at once out of nowhere. It hadn't rained for a long time, so the road was slippery, my wipers were working at full speed but I still couldn't see a thing, it was scary. Was very glad to get home in one piece that night.
I've only been fortunate enough to drive late at night/pitch black. That is hard enough when you hardly drive...
I remember when I was in Sicily, Italy with my family when part of the road dropped off the cliff. Luckily the car was able to navigate what was left, but what was worse was how to alert other people to the fact once we were over the patch. So we had to get out and draw in the gravel of the road, plus make obstacles like branches to block the path until we could notify authorities.
I was in America, going to Palm Springs...and the weather turned really bad.
My husband was driving, and boy! we thought we wouldn't make it.
I was very scared, but once we got to Palm Springs, it had changed like night and day!...America has the most diverse weather I have ever seen, or been around.
Tornado in upper Texas. There were 3 twisters that touched down in and near Dallas. We had to drive while observing the direction they were taking. It was pretty scary.
I was driving along a road from NSW to VIC in a Yaris and it was cold, wet and raining. The wind was enough to almost send the car off the road and there were a range of large trucks driving past too. Very scary but glad that we got through it!
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