There's quite a few people talking about Soncy Car. At least that's what I'm calling it. The newer model Kia Optima sits along the side of the road at Soncy and Loop 335. So what's the story? How did it get there and more importantly how did it become our latest flood gauge?

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It Started With An Accident

While I was out there earlier today photographing this fine car, I had a nice visit with one of the members of the road crew, because it's in the middle of an active construction zone. The gentleman wanted to make sure I was aware that they had nothing to do with it and for the moment I'll leave them out of it because they were nice in asking me.

This poor Kia unfortunately had a spin out a few weeks ago after the driver lost control. The vehicle was parked along the roadside in a depression and has been sitting ever since. Sorry, no stolen car stories or police chases. I'd l love for it to be something more exciting, but it's not.

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Today, Soncy car sits in a mud pit waiting for the day that all of it dries up but with more rain in the forecast it might be a while. An ebb and flow of rain water is marked with flood lines all over the vehicle.

Michael J. Rivera/TSM

You feel for the owner because no matter when this car does get out of it's situation it's going to be a repair nightmare.

If you have any plans to see Soncy car, leave it be. It's actually under surveillance and is in the middle of a construction zone with attendants watching it near by. If you happen to own Soncy car.... we're all rootin for ya! Good Luck

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