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Old 01-11-2017, 11:37 AM
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Default Washed out roads during a SHTF or disaster?

Something that may happen when you try to leave the area, the roads could get washed out so you cant even leave the area, something to think about or know alternate routes in an emergency situation.

PINOLE, Calif. (KTVU) - SkyFox is flying over a section of roadway that was washed out by flooding along Alhambra Valley Road in Pinole.

Pinole Creek has apparently overflowed and broke away the concrete. It's now flowing across the washed out road.



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Old 01-11-2017, 12:31 PM
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Usually a good idea to know (and occasionally take) the long way home and realize everyone with a smart phone will find this route as well.

The washed out roads make for a good idiot check; if you can't see the road, if water is flowing quickly over the road, it's not smart to cross even in your lifted super duty truck.
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Old 01-11-2017, 2:07 PM
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If you have a lifted vehicle, it's a good idea to do some 4 wheeling to get some experience off road beforehand. Plus, it's a heck of a lot of fun.
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It is definitely a good idea to know and explore alternate routes (including ones that seem ridiculous). But it is just as important to be able to hunker down at home for a week or more in case everything is blocked. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst and all that.
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Old 01-11-2017, 7:25 PM
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I would anticipate complete gridlock in a SHTF situation with not much of a better choice to bunker down at home. Food for thought
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Learn your back roads and have a good map book stashed in your vehicle. I got one that covers every road in ca as well as lakes and streams. Priceless when the grid goes down.
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Learn your back roads and have a good map book stashed in your vehicle. I got one that covers every road in ca as well as lakes and streams. Priceless when the grid goes down.
which map is that?
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but i already live in the hills everybody thinks they are bugging out to.
no need for the rd to wash out.







we will blow it up.



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Old 01-12-2017, 12:06 AM
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but i already live in the hills everybody thinks they are bugging out to.

no need for the rd to wash out.






we will blow it up.







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Lol well thanks comrade 🤣

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Several years back there was a local small community that had to cross an Arizona Crossing to get to their neighborhood. The other way was about 10 miles farther. One year the crossing got flooded out so everyone got detoured the long way around. That road lost a bridge so about 20 motorists were stuck in the middle with no way to get anywhere.

The local Sheriff Dept used a helicopter to fly out those that wanted to leave and dropped food and water to those who decided to stay with their vehicles. It took the Army Corp about three days to build a Bailey Bridge to get the road restored so the rest of the people could leave.
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Depends on the emergency and obviously would be a poor choice in a tsunami situation but if roads were out I could grab a quad and hit the dune access road behind my place and once on the beach it's pretty much 10-15 miles of bits and pieces to find accesses back to civilization should I so desire.

Good point though, always have a plan B, whether that be hunker down or get out. When we got hit with rare snow, the plows didn't come down from the highway for a couple days so it was like a ghostland, no road traffic at all. People simply stayed home. It wasn't much, just 6-8" but still no need to go out so don't. Still, if needing to get out, cold weather gear and vehicle chains and block heater on just in case.
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a off road type motorcycle would come in handy to cross rough terrain that a regular auto / motor vehicle could not get through

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One should always have a route from their work to home that requires no going under or over bridges.
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Not to mention, I have a super unreliable YZ450 if roads are closed.

I could unload the bike from my 4x4, say good bye to my lady and dogs and take off into the sunset and break down about 5 miles in the middle of no where. I am prepared


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Some of you joke, but I drove down from Big Bear one year in a bad rain storm. Got to the bottom and the road was barricaded. CHP officer sitting by the barricade came over to me and asked where I came from. I said Big Bear and he laughed, telling me two sections of road over 8 feet wide were washed out.

All I can figure is with those big fat tires on my 71 Mustang Mach l I must have hydroplaned right over them.
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Red face washed out sections 8 feet wide

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Some of you joke, but I drove down from Big Bear one year in a bad rain storm. Got to the bottom and the road was barricaded. CHP officer sitting by the barricade came over to me and asked where I came from. I said Big Bear and he laughed, telling me two sections of road over 8 feet wide were washed out.

All I can figure is with those big fat tires on my 71 Mustang Mach l I must have hydroplaned right over them.
you probably drove over them within minutes of the road falling apart, 10 minutes later and you would have not made it through.
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