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Old September 18th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #41
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some roads around Zagreb are closed today because lots of rain caused opening floodgate to channel which bypasses Zagreb and takes water from river Sava. i saw from a motorway police blocking access to those roads, although the water wave obviously haven't been arrived yet (channel was dry)
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Old September 18th, 2010, 11:08 PM   #42
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Low water crossing in Austin closed because of Tropical Storm Hermine causing flooding.



Water crossing through San Gabriel Park in Georgetown closed because of Tropical Storm Hermine related flooding.


Flooding on SH 29 in Georgetown.

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Old September 19th, 2010, 11:42 PM   #43
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i took photos today from motorway. here you can see police blocking access



and this is the channel which flooded the road under the motorway bridge
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Old November 4th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #44
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Call for Stanhope Ford's permanent closure

A river crossing in County Durham which has been closed for more than two years could remain shut permanently.

Traffic was banned from using Stanhope Ford in 2008, after an increase in the number of rescues from vehicles which had become stranded or been swept away.

The initial plan was for it to reopen during summer months, but council and emergency service officials have now said that this would put lives at risk.

A consultation on the closure recommendation is being carried out.

Since October 2001 emergency services have had to to retrieve vehicles and occupants from the ford on 23 occasions, despite warning signs on either side of the crossing.

The high cost of rescue operations led to calls for its closure and in 2007 it was shut throughout winter for the first time.

However, only hours after re-opening on 1 April 2008, two off-duty soldiers became trapped in their car after trying to drive across fast-flowing water.

The ford has remained closed since then.

Terry Collins, of Durham County Council, described it as a "dangerous location".

He said: "As part of our consultations we have looked at options such as electronic barriers and major works, but options are limited and the site has proven to be either unsuitable or works, prohibitively expensive.

"Our highest priority is to protect the public."

Councillor Bob Young, cabinet member for environment, added: "As a tourist feature, the ford will remain, allowing pedestrian use via the stepping stones and children can still play in and around it as they have done for many years."
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Old November 4th, 2010, 11:44 PM   #45
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I recently discovered an "official" low water crossing in Slovenia, but the warning was only in words ("danger of floods" or so) and the sign with an exclamation mark.
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Old November 7th, 2010, 07:55 PM   #46
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In Australia, these are also known as floodways, causeways or fords.

Theres plenty of them, and some more unexpected ones appear when theres a heavy rain.

I've been posting images of these from Australia in the local forum, see the thread for more images and captions:

Road Closed - Water Over Road - and other road hazards

The first three are from Shepparton (Victoria), the last two are in Brisbane (Queensland)









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Old November 8th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #47
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I know some of these along Yerres river and near the Seine, both southeast of Paris, but they are not common in France.



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Old November 8th, 2010, 09:23 AM   #48
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Don't save such pictures as .png, they're 1.5 MB each, taking a long time to load. (apart from the fact they're bigger in size, PNG's also tend to load slower).
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Old December 26th, 2010, 12:16 PM   #49
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Sakha - Yakutia, KAMAZ from Vilyisk
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Old December 26th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #50
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I've never seen something like those low water crossings here in Spain. I mean, only provisional closes when it rains a lot, but it's quite exceptional. In some paths, not asphalted, yes... are like this crossing:

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Old December 27th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #51
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Old December 27th, 2010, 06:01 PM   #52
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but topic is about "low water crossing", but no about "high water crossing" like a flood
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Old December 27th, 2010, 06:06 PM   #53
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Holy crap!!! That's just nuts. Even by Russian standards. Hopefully the load wasn't water sensitive (If there had been no load, the driver would never have made it across).
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Old December 27th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #54
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For residents of central Russia its unusual, but for the far eastern Siberia, especially in Sakha-Yakutia, in spring it's normal.
This place on the map http://maps.google.ru/maps?f=q&sourc...311.484375&z=2
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Old December 27th, 2010, 07:30 PM   #55
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Another type of water crossing in Sakha-Yakutia - with the help of tractor.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 06:55 PM   #56
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The "splash", near where I used to live in Durban:



And although it doesn't look like much in the Street View image, let me tell you that driving through there after heavy rain was pretty scary...
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Old January 19th, 2011, 12:49 AM   #57
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During the flooding in Queensland Australia many roads in Brisbane became low water crossings:

















I've posted many more images and details in the Road Closed - Water Over Road - and other road hazards thread.
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That is more like an out-of-control flooding than a purpose low water crossing.
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There're loads of low water crossings in Australia though. This is a typical sign:
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Old January 21st, 2011, 02:20 PM   #60
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I know that in many countries like Australia has low water crossings roads, but i didnt knew about that the streets of Brisbane (some of them) are low water crossings (also i noticed the indicators in many photos during the flooding).
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