[Total: 0 Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote The Sonoran Desert is covered by normally dry washes called arroyos. During the intense summer rainstorms (called monsoons) the ground quickly becomes saturated and the deluge of rain begins to run. Many of these arroyos are not large enough to justify overpasses or culverts and so the water begins to collect on roads. It is impossible to judge the condition of the road if water is running swiftly. What was once a passable road may have turned into a trap. Law enforcement and road maintenance crews put barricades up across roads if the conditions are deemed unsafe. The “Stupid Motorist Law” says that if you drive around these barricades and get stuck (or worse) then you may be billed for the cost of rescue. Conditions can be extremely dangerous and people have died trying to cross flooded roads. Video Rating: / 5
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