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Motorists urged to take care
9:30am Sunday 29th December 2013 in Local
MOTORISTS are being urged to take care and exercise caution when out and about on the roads.
A number of flood alerts have been issued by the Environment Agency, and the Met Office have issued a yellow warning of wind across the West Midlands and are advising the public to be aware of potential disruption.
The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is advising motorists to take extra care on the roads and be aware of surface water, spray from other vehicles, potential flooding and disruption to travel.
With strong winds across the area, motorists should also be aware that there may be fallen branches, trees and debris on the roads in some areas.
If water has flooded across a section of road it may be difficult to tell exactly how deep it is.
If anyone does come across a road that is flooded they are being advised not to attempt to drive through the flood water.
Visibility can also be seriously reduced in heavy rain so headlights must be used, together with allowing a bigger gap between cars to allow for the increased stopping distance.
Anna Higgins, from the Safer Roads Partnership, said: “We are urging all motorists to exercise caution in adverse weather conditions, use common sense and follow our simple advice."
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