June 11, 2008

After a downpour

Can someone tell me why traffic gets horrendous after a downpour? There must be an explanation out there somewhere! We had to kill two hours before we dared go home from work today—with gasoline prices being what they are, we didn't want to spend one hour stuck in traffic for a trip that normally takes us ten minutes. Still, the rain was much appreciated, especially after more than a week of humid 30˚C (86˚F) and higher weather.

evening traffic along Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

7 comments:

Cavite Daily Photos said...

Oh my Happy! Youu did a good job at this photo! just look at the cars all lined up neatly! It did rained here too! Actually, while the rain is pouring, uuhm, banging I guess, the sky turned into a very dark orange. Very unusual!

Yup, sana nga po mainstall na yung mga air cons eh! ohhh. That's nice to know that you work at Ateneo^^

Have a great day tomorrow! it's midnight na! 7 am pa class ko so i have to leave the house around 5:30! have a great day tomorrow and God bless^^

Steven^^

D.C. Confidential said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

In answer to your question about traffic and weather, I have no clue. The same thing happens here.

Great photos, by the way.

Bill said...

I have seen the same ting in Denver, Detroit, and Washington DC. Strangely, I have not seen it in Delta...Perhaps that is due to the lack of rain and cars :)

USelaine said...

I think sometimes it's when someone has a vehicle accident somewhere in the system, and it chokes everything up for a long time. But that can't explain all of it. And I'm sure a downpour for you there is many times greater than a downpour for me here. 8^)

Hyde DP said...

Pictures like this make me glad I no longer drive.

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

Bad weather has drivers stopping more often; that raises the number of 'incidents' that have the potential to create 'ghost traffic jam'

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Timothy said...

Very nice photo! I like the color and lights.