Watch This Saudi Arabian Highway Become A Raging Torrent In Seconds

Photo: salehesam101/YouTube

What happens when you combine dry soil, heaps of rain, and a low-lying highway? Well, the rain gets repelled by the dry dirt, and gravity sends it downhill toward the highway, ultimately creating a violent river in only a matter of seconds.

We don’t have much info on this video, but salehesam101 threw it up on YouTube yesterday, and wrote that heavy rains caused flooding in low-lying areas of Jeddah, just west of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

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Watch as the divider keeps the far lane almost completely dry, allowing cars to drive without issue as vehicles in the near lane struggle for survival:

Hopefully nobody was hurt. On the plus side, at least traffic seems to be flowing pretty well.

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