50 thoughts on “Road Went Wrong”

  1. Road in the middle of a lake?!

    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.

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  2. 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?

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    • 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.

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    • 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

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      • ..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.

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      • 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.

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  3. 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.

    More info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakha_Republic

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  4. Photoshop???
    Come on…

    Anyway, the poor driver must have had his balls frozen to death sitting in that water-logged cabin waiting for help…

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  5. 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.

    Oh, Canada!

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  6. 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.

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        • 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.

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    • Here.
      http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk/site/microsites/Ice_Road_Truckers/index_microsite.php?microsite=Ice_Road_Truckers&target=Game

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  7. 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.

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  9. 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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