When I see people drive through so much water, I’m never sure whether I want them to make it to dry ground.
Of course, it’s a joke. Of course, I want them to make it. But it does provide the opportunity to watch several strategies. There is the “just gun it and get it to the other side even though the carburetor will be drinking H20, but it’s OK because I saw them do this on a truck commercial” method (evidenced by the pick-up truck). And there is the “if I go really slow, perhaps the engine won’t know it’s underwater” technique being employed by the sedan.
(h/t: Darby Laing)
As usual, Twitter did not disappoint when it comes to humor during disaster:
What’s the water main break hash tag? #ClusterFlood?
— Kristine Vruno Huson (@Vruno) January 3, 2013
.@mayorrtrybak I just replaced the flapper on my toilet so if you need help with the broken water main, let me know.
— nelsonm (@nelsonm) January 3, 2013
@mighty_flynn “Perhaps you should purify yourself in the waters of a Minneapolis water main break”
— Lady W (@lesabotage) January 3, 2013
Downtown Mpls water main break: No poop in the North Loop — blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013/0…
— City Pages (@citypages) January 3, 2013