My taxes pay the police salary. My taxes pay the DOT employees, my tax money bought those signs that you used to block the road.
I am an adult. I live in western NY, i have lived through this type of weather for many years. I have detailed knowledge of how to safely cross flood waters in my vehicle. I am responsible for myself.
So when i choose to drive my jeep up to the barricade, and move is so that i could pass by without going miles out of my way, that is my prerogative. You might not do it yourself, you might not even agree with me that i have the right to do it. However as a free human on this earth, I did it. I will do it again many times before my life is over. To the person that didnt replace the barricade and let some cars through, shame on you. To those that treated the signs as a suggestion, I applaud you for not being sheep, and for making your own decision on what is safe for you in your vehicle.
For those of you that are not informed, let me inform you. Your engine needs air to function, and your engine is also HOT. SO there are two things that are critical before you cross flood waters. GO SLOW so you do not splash waters on your hot engine and crack your block. Going slow will also allow you to monitor the depth by keeping your door open a crack. If the depth of the water starts to be greater than the clearance of your car, than you need to stop and back up and not go any further, or you risk drowning the engine and stalling out. My dad taught me this when i was 12.......