Former NASCAR star Danica Patrick reveals she was stranded at Burning Man with 75,000 other people – as she claims it took her four hours to escape after torrential rain in the desert of Nevada.
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Danica Patrick revealed on Sunday night that she was stuck at Burning Man – along with up to 75,000 other people.
The popular arts festival, held annually in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, was marred this year by severe flooding that trapped festival-goers.
And former NASCAR star Patrick revealed on her Instagram story that she was there in the muddy field before she managed to get going again.
‘I succeeded. Stuck 3 times and it took 4 hours…but on the sidewalk,” she wrote, sharing a photo from a news report.
“The Weather Challenge really helped show the true nature of everyone at BM and it was all about pulling together and supporting each other. It’s an alternate reality where everyone gives what they can and no money is exchanged.
Danica Patrick announced on Instagram that she was among those blocked
Roads into and out of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert have been closed since Saturday
“Too bad this can’t be our full reality, but for now…. It’s a magical week in the desert. Or a swamp this year.
The crisis was sparked by a torrential storm that swept across the west coast last week, hitting the normally dry region with up to three months of rain in less than 24 hours on Friday evening. A shelter-in-place order was then announced by organizers the following day.
Roads into and out of the Black Rock Desert have been closed since Saturday, prompting authorities to warn attendees to conserve food and water.
A Burning Man contestant navigates his way through the mud in Black Rock City
Long lines of cars formed on Saturday and Sunday before another wave of rain.
The desert floor was turned into a thick, clay-like mud that wreaked havoc on the movements of tens of thousands of revelers.
The White House said President Biden was made aware of the situation on Saturday, after an attendee died of “non-weather related” causes.
Besides Patrick, Diplo and Chris Rock were among the other Burning Man celebs this year, with the couple finally able to hitch a ride in a van.