― Had the kids home from school yesterday. It happened last year, the highway into town closed due to flooding over the road, and yesterday was no different. Despite there being an alternate route, our traffic system couldn't cope with the numbers of cars having to divert to just one way into town from the north. People spent hours waiting in their cars to travel a few metres up the road. ∙ Luckily for us, after last year's experience, we recognised the situation for what it was and turned [...].