Tuesday, June 02, 2009

How Do Roads Wash Out?

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Have you ever wondered how roads "wash out"? It happened last week on Highway 358. While this is not video of Highway 358, it shows you how the road can wash away in less than 4 minutes! Don't underestimate the power of water. It can move dirt, asphalt, and pipes.

Ryan

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ryan, that's some DRAMATIC footage. I've never seen it actually happen -- just the aftermath. Thanks for posting it. You can see why the NWS coined that term, "Turn Around, Don't Drown."

Some areas in SC yesterday got radar-estimated 10"-12" of rain. No reports of washed out roads however...

-Brooks G. | WIS

Anonymous said...

Ryan, this is not about washed out roads.....but was there an earth quake in NE Ar. arond 11:30 to 12:15?
We felt shaking in our house here in corning, and could find no reason for it.

Ryan said...

No Earthquakes...maybe blasting?

Brian Tritch said...

That's the first time I've actually saw it happen, That's amazing it can move a road! I'll never drive thru standing water again! (Not That I Do Now :P)

Anonymous said...

sorry to interupt your topic, but thanks for the prompt view on the earth quake question....

Andrew said...

Guess all I can say is WOW, it really is truly amazing what water is capable of.