Why to Avoid Flooded Roads
Half-mile long stretch of road under moving water. There are good reasons why people are advised not to drive into low water crossings when flooded. Imagine hitting this by surprise after dark. Your car and dead body could be recovered downstream, or entombed in the river bottom, never to be found. Even in daylight, you could be swept away and killed; there is no good way to judge the water's depth and power. Luckily, no one was known to have driven into this torrent.
1 WNW Platte City MO (10 Jul 93), looking NW