I encountered this situation the other day while pulling into a condo community’s parking lot.
The photo doesn’t really do justice to the depth of the ice ruts. They were easily four inches deep – and that’s before speculating on the depth of the water in the tracks. They were serious ruts. I grew up in Vermont and don’t recall seeing anything like this on the dirt roads up there.
I drive a sedan, and one that is not particularly high off the ground. The terrain in front of me seemed a bit risky; I was pretty sure that the car would bottom out if I forged ahead. I backed out and parked on the street.
Real estate apparently requires off roading, even in the City. Perhaps when the time comes to replace my car I should choose something a little more rugged.