By Adam Robertson, CNN • Updated 10th August 2012
There’s been a big departure from norm this year and the extreme cold is the latest challenge for this global highway.
A heavily used bus lane in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, was gutted by snow earlier this month.
The country’s capital was buried under more than a foot of snow that month and transit authorities were left scrambling to find a way for truckers to make their way around the unenviable obstacle course.
It was decided that the best course of action was to build a temporary leaning sign post and a wooden catwalk draped in ice. The catwalk’s ice is placed at a 45-degree angle, according to a video from the TranCenter Phnom Penh transport development authority.
The company, which manages the bus lane, gave permission for the sign post to be a foot off the ground and set out to raise and lower it.
It succeeded in raising the sign to just one degree off the ground and reached the crossing in time for the morning rush hour.
It has since been taken down, but now the transport authority is looking for a long-term solution that could prevent recurring snowy conditions in the area.
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