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But the council web info said she was good to go

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Wow. That actually disappeared. I was not expecting that!
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But the council web info said she was good to go




Even a half intelligent person would realise that conditions are constantly changing. The driver was a bloody idiot for even attempting this. I recently drove through floodwaters at 500mm deep near Ayr, Qld 2 weeks ago. Got stranded in Home Hill for 8 hours. Then had to spend a night in Innisfail due to flooding. Cops shut the road about 10 mins after I got through. The road was straight and water not fast flowing. Even then there were dickheads driving way too fast so as to create rooster tails of water. F wits, all of them...naturally a couple of P platers and young drivers. Road was not officially closed and after cops shut it there was still a time delay of 30mins before the general public knew. Sometimes common sense gets ousted and stupidity takes over.
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Stupidity.......that's all!
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Even a half intelligent person would realise that conditions are constantly changing. The driver was a bloody idiot for even attempting this. I recently drove through floodwaters at 500mm deep near Ayr, Qld 2 weeks ago. Got stranded in Home Hill for 8 hours. Then had to spend a night in Innisfail due to flooding. Cops shut the road about 10 mins after I got through. The road was straight and water not fast flowing. Even then there were dickheads driving way too fast so as to create rooster tails of water. F wits, all of them...naturally a couple of P platers and young drivers. Road was not officially closed and after cops shut it there was still a time delay of 30mins before the general public knew. Sometimes common sense gets ousted and stupidity takes over.
The problem was her submarine had no snorkel!!!!

This particular incedent just proves common sense is not that common?

They googled it & it was all good apparently

That is a really really dumb statement, maybe clutching at straws to justify the stupidity?

All jokes aside i'm glad these pair of idiot women were not hurt, this could have ended so different & was closer to tragedy than they may realise me thinks.
Lucky for them the vehicle went down the ditch evenly nose first or it wouldn't have been anythhing to laugh about.
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obviously in this case it was floodwater, but is there a cut and dry definition of what is floodwater and what is just a large puddle when it comes to these things. I know almost anytime it rains at my place the street out the front goes under water for about 100m and can end up around 30cm deep. I appreciate people driving through it because it helps water my front lawn as the waves push up over it.
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Being new to the area they checked with those that should know if the road is closed or open. Road was open according to latest info and no "road closed" signs so they dived in thinking all was OK.

Calling them idiots, fools, stupid etc is a bit on the harsh side I reckon. Unfortunate and unlucky that their car is underwater and at the same time lucky that noone was hurt is how I'd put it.
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I think at the end of the day if you don't know how deep it is or what is under the surface you just shouldn't go through it. And what is under the surface can change at anytime in those types of floods with possible sink holes or roads collapsing.
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