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1. Bangkok's worst flooding in 50 years has affected transportation in an unexpected way. What happened?

Car owners in Bangkok and elsewhere found that designated flood-protected parking lots were full. Many then chose to park their cars on expressways, at intersections, or anywhere they thought they'd be safe from floodwaters. The result: traffic tangles

Car owners in Bangkok and elsewhere found that designated flood-protected parking lots were full. Many then chose to park their cars on expressways, at intersections, or anywhere they thought they'd be safe from floodwaters. The result: traffic tangles

Car owners in Bangkok and elsewhere found that designated flood-protected parking lots were full. Many then chose to park their cars on expressways, at intersections, or anywhere they thought they'd be safe from floodwaters. The result: traffic tangles

Car owners in Bangkok and elsewhere found that designated flood-protected parking lots were full. Many then chose to park their cars on expressways, at intersections, or anywhere they thought they'd be safe from floodwaters. The result: traffic tangles

Lightweight, watertight cars have become navigation hazards on rivers

 

Desperate car-owners are parking their vehicles on any high ground they can find, snarling traffic

 

Pedestrians are training themselves to use stilts made of bamboo to navigate flooded sidewalks

 

Airports are crowded with citizens flying to Phnom Penh to escape the floods

 
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