Terrifying moment flying road sign smashes car window after hurricane hit Russian city
- Strong winds in Novorossiysk, Russia, caused a ‘stop’ sign to fly off its post
- Signpost was flapping around before blowing off and smashing a car window
- Woman inside screams as it detaches from the post and heads towards their car
This is the moment hurricane-force winds ripped a road sign off its pole and sent is smashing into a driver’s window as they waited at traffic lights.
Gusts of up to 35 metres a second in Novorossiysk, caused street lights and signposts shake around, including one particularly loose stop sign.
A passenger inside a car captured the exact moment the sign, which was flapping around in the gusts along with other shaking lamposts and signs, eventually blew off the post and shattered their car window.
A loose stop sign in Novorossiysk, Russia, blew off its post when strong gusts of wind hit the port city
Cars appear to be moving slowly in the area of the port city, where there appears to be a dusting of snow on the ground.
One particular sign, which reads ‘stop’ in English, flaps up and down and side to side and someone inside the car asks “Where will this sign hit?”‘
It eventually comes loose and heads straight for the person holding the camera in a Mitsubishi Outlander XL.
As the lights turn green, a woman inside the car lets out a gasp as it flies at the car and smashes into the passenger window.
The sign, which reads ‘stop’ in English, flaps up and down and side to side and someone inside the car asks “Where will this sign hit?”‘ before it hits the window and smashes it
As it hits, the window can be heard cracking and the camera pans to reveal it has cracks all over it.
The unnamed person who recorded the video on March 11 said: ‘Hurricane wind in gusts up to 47m/s caused chaos in the city.’
Elsewhere in the city people were filmed struggling to stand as the winds tore through the city.
In one video people can be seen falling in the middle of the road as they try to cross and people clung onto the hands of children trying not fall.
At the time, The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations reported that a ‘severe weather phenomena’, the passage of 5 cyclones, 2 anticyclones and the atmospheric fronts, causing disruptions to life support services, communications and transport.