Vehicle owners hoping to spare their automobiles from rising flood waters in Bangkok have taken to parking on elevated highways. According to The Bangkok Post, around 500 vehicles were illegally parked between Ngam Wong Wan and Pracha Chuen while thousands more were left spread across other highways in the province of Nonthaburi. The vehicles made for difficult commuting for drivers already inconvenienced by the flood. Authorities have asked owners to move their property, saying that the congestion is making a difficult job worse for emergency response personnel. Those who fail to do so will endure a healthy towing bill.

In the meantime, Bangkok's highways have taken on a certain post-apocalyptic air. With abandoned vehicles lining the roadway and the threat of catastrophic flooding, the city is a band of roaming cannibal raiders away from a Cormac McCarthy horror show. Hit the jump to check out a video of the situation for yourself.



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      aacfx09
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is actually a terrific idea, I never would have thought of doing this. Although it must have taken some balls to be the first guy: "Right. I'm going to just park my car tight here and hopefully it'll be here when I get back." Little did he know the rest of Bangkok would follow suit!
      benjamin_ho
      • 3 Years Ago
      Imagine if this were valet parking. I'd hate to be the guy walking to get the car.
      Gator
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's a great idea. Sure it cases short term problems, but save people and insurance companies tons of money.
        sadiemae1214
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Gator
        Insurance companies, maybe, but this article said cars would be towed if they weren't moved from the highway soon. Lots of towing companies, lots of money for them, not so good for the car owners.
      cgw
      • 3 Years Ago
      If you've ever driven in Bangkok, this is not very different from regular traffic jams... Many times, I would go faster on foot than in a car.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well that's just brilliant.
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      Randy
      • 3 Years Ago
      And I thought the line of cars was the Grand Opening of Sonic in Bangkok.
      dachbackworld
      • 3 Years Ago
      Latest news flash, In Bangkok, cars trying to park on freeway to keep their cars from flooding, have over weighted the bridges load limits and plummet to the earth. Bridges and cars and people by the masses swept to the ocean never to be seen again. There were and are no survivors.
      veteranspost
      • 3 Years Ago
      Choices; A $500 towing bill (if they tow your vehicle) OR Your car being totally destroyed by flooding and a $1,000 deductable from the insurance company. (if they pay you at all because it is an 'Act of Nature) So those intelligent enough to take the less expensive way to save their family car is the right choice.
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      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      traffic reporter: "Be prepared for some slowdowns on the interstate today. Its like a parking lot out there!" ...yes i know they dont have "interstates" in Thailand
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