Sometimes in the winter roads can make surprises.. Look more to see which surprise has made for the truck driver this particular road...
ice road trucker
Road in the middle of a lake?!
The hazards of the ice road trucker.
In winter, yes, when the lake is sufficiently frozen. They have those in Alaska and northern Canada too, and sometimes trucks fall through the ice there as well. In some isolated Arctic places where there’s muskeg soil or permafrost (hard to build a permanent road on), the only road access at all is a winter road across frozen lakes — and their winters are cold enough that the ice freezes several feet/a couple of meters thick. Sometimes the ice cracks particularly bad, and that ^^^ happens.
are we sure that the ice cracked? it looks to me like the truck may have broken down and then snow eventually built up around it. would the truck still be sitting so level if a piece of the ice it was riding over cracked underneath it?
Yes. You can see the cracked ice. Also the road has recently been plowed so there is no snow build up around it. They were lucky it was shallow water and they hit bottom.
actualy it’s not possible, look at treadmils around the truck. but it doesn’t looks like ice on the lake, neither.
probably it happens as follows: about 1-2 meters of snow fell down, the surface of snow has melted and made about 10-15 centimeters of frozen snow hard like ice, and road was “built” upon it.
when heavy loaded truck step on ice surface sun started to shun and warmed it to level when surface cracked and truck fell into the snow
…and then you woke up and fed your cat before breakfast…
..absolute BS.. This happens every now and then in Finland, mostly because of fishermen or drunk who think it is a good idea to cut across a lake on their way home.
We have ice-roads in here too, being using some of them myself. Nothing uncommon.
In the given case my guess is the weight of the truck combined with not-so-long-ago frosted river or lake was the cause of this mishap.
That seems likely along with Sturmovik’s suggestion that the water was shallow.
It can’t be snow, at least not that much, otherwise the trees next to the road would have been buried in that same amount.
Nor does it snow that much in Siberia/Russian-Far-East, normally.
A more probable example is that I photoshopped this one under the direction of Edinaya Rossiya. All part of plan Putina.
How the driver could get out from the truck?
If he wasn’t a fatty he could been escaped by opening his window… Otherwise he’ll be nicely conserved due to the cold and his body might end up in a museum.
You can see that the door is open in the fourth picture.
This is somewhere near Sakha Republic
The Northern Hemisphere’s Pole of Cold is at Oymyakon, where the temperatures reached as low as −72.2°C in January of 1926.
Anyway, the poor driver must have had his balls frozen to death sitting in that water-logged cabin waiting for help…
Yes, it’s a long cold walk to anywhere.
well someone had to take the picture maybe they helped. Or maybe they were pirates and raided his truck for booty…
Booty pirates? We have them also in the Kremlin.
Aye me scurvies.
Thank you for posting these photos that I smuggle out of Kremlin, to warn the world of Putin’s plan of conquest for North Pole, then Canada.
Please, stop this madness before Putin takes Canada. You think the line at Tim Horton’s is long now? Wait until the central committee planners take over, then you will see what waiting in line at bakery shop can really be like.
Maybe he should allow a Tim Horton’s franchise to be opened in Moscow. Let the line ups begin…
Tim Horton’s are everywhere above the Mason-Dixon line! Why doesn’t Timmy come to the south?
Because Dixieland isn’t into ice hockey as the north is…
…we stand on guard for thee.
This truck smuggles the weapon technology from Siberian base to bring south to Iran. I was wondering what happened to it. Thanks for this report.
If you see driver, please put him on next flight to Tehran. Tell him to come directly to my place, no stopping for cigarettes in duty-free shop.
Your driver is in Annapolis,MD.
Your driver said he is having a good time and wishes you were with him. He asks if Jack Daniels is ok?
Yes Dack Janiels is okay, much better than this stuff from Uzbekistan that I am drinking tonight.
Please tell him to just make sure the condoms have the ribs, and maybe if they have some glow-in-the-dark ones, a package of them also.
Thank you goodnight.
One of my theories is the truck was driving too fast, which created a wave underneath the ice and caused the ice to break like that.
That’s an interesting theory.
This wave under the ice road happens in Alaska when the trucks travel too fast. Mostly Alaskan trucks are articulated bigger ones than this one but also known to happen with rigid single trucks like this.
These waves under ice roads happen in Alaskan ice highway regularly.
No, the ice is about 3-6 feet thick
awesome graphics…where can I download this game?
must be shallow there since the truck is standing on the bottom.
This cracked ice… can you smoke it?
This snow looks so beautiful
Does the Bering Strait ever freeze over? If it does, is it possible to drive across?
Was trying to establish if there was a similarity with Alaskan ice road not saying it was Alaska, dork.
It is right about the waves but it’s not the water that waves. These ice roads have to be driven slowly or the ice begins to wave. If the driver starts a wave, he best stop and wait and see if the tremor continues. The ice will crack if the tremor gets severe. In Canada the authorities will charge people who go on the ice roads too early or drive on them to fast. Truck trains usually crawl around 15 to 20 Kmh. A few years ago, some settlements were in dire straits because the weather didn’t get cold enough for the ice roads to be used. This truck may have used the road too soon or too late. Perhaps the tires were not deflated and the weight to heavy on them.
wow, where I am we can be happy if we get snow. But this is super, roads on lakes.
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Nunitak thinks there is a warmish spring in the lake, but not warm enough to cause this all the time during winter. Warm springs are all over the place in such locales, especially Siberia and Mongolia, even in Tibet. The spring is not directly underneath — such luck for the driver!
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