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.


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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