Crazy Storm The Other Day

The other day there was a crazy storm in Melbourne, no doubt a byproduct of Cyclone Yasi. It rained quite heavily and there was some flash flooding here and there across the city, including just down the road from me in Windsor. We lost power for a bit, and even the traffic lights down from us were out too. At first, there wasn’t much traffic because, though we’re off of a main road, our street is actually fairly quiet. Drivers just seemed to sort themselves out. They eventually backed up a little, but it seemed to be fine. Once the power came on the traffic lights were working again I figured it would just dissipate. But, instead, just minutes later, our street was crazy-town!

Bringing crazy-town to the streets, y'all!

This isn’t the greatest pic, and it was taken early on. Soon after the power came back on, our street just filled with cars! And they were all going the same way. In this pic, you can see that they’re almost over near the center of the road. Pretty soon, there was two lanes going the same way; so one lane was going down the wrong side as well. Then, there was one lane on the wrong side, and a car that wanted to get into their driveway up the street to the right of this picture had to drive up nearly in the gutter going the wrong way to get there.

There was honking and voices and it was madness for maybe twenty minutes or so, maybe more, and then all of a sudden, things were back to normal again. I’m guessing perhaps part of the main road was flooded or something and that maybe they were diverted down here.

Anyway, the other interesting thing was the next morning when I went to my tram stop to head into work, I saw this car parked erratically at the side of the road on the corner of my street, so I took a snap.

Sad car.

I don’t know how well y’all can see it, but it’s sticking out quite a ways into the outside lane, so cars had to change lanes to get around it. There didn’t seem to be any damage to it or anything, so I thought it was kind of kooky.

Anyhow, it’s super cool in Melbourne now. The night after the storm was freeeeezing, and it’s been quite cool ever since. I love it! There’s been so much nutty weather happening in Australia right now, I just hope that all the destructive stuff has passed. Keep safe y’all, weather it’s Australian floods and cyclones or American snowmageddon, or whatever other meteorological phenomenon is ailing you.