.... the post before this has two very dramatic videos of a truck being swept away. And if you are wondering why they got caught in this - and if you have never been in one of these thunderstorms in the desert - this quote will give you an idea how fast this can happen. The last time I hit one, by the time I had finished braking after the first rain started - it was raining so hard I could not see more than three or four feet in front of me.
Big-rig driver Jared Patterson, who stayed overnight with his vehicle, said the roadway turned dangerous within 45 seconds after traffic came to halt amid the storm. Then the embankment next to the highway collapsed, he said.