Motorists warned over rainfall
6 July 2012
Police are advising drivers to consider the wet weather
conditions when travelling today.
Due to the significant amount of rainfall overnight and this
morning there are a number of areas affected by standing water.
Norfolk Constabulary's Control Room has only received a handful
of extra weather related calls but motorists are being warned to
drive with care.
Inspector Ian Bogan, said: "Drivers should slow down and beware
of the extra water on the roads which is quite deep in places and
can take you by surprise.
"Road surfaces could also be damaged due to the significant
downpour, resulting in pot holes.
"Even when the rain stops care should still be taken as it will
take some time for the water to disappear."
In addition to there are a number of things drivers should
consider before heading out on a journey, of any length,
- Make sure your vehicle is in good condition.
- Plan your route in advance, using main roads as far as possible
and have enough money and petrol.
- What is the weather like - rain or fog bring about different
and difficult driving conditions. Listen to local weather forecasts
and adjust your driving as necessary.
- Carry some change to make a public telephone call if you need
to and if possible carry a mobile phone with sufficient credit on
it to ring for help.
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