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Motorists stranded after flooding

Malvern Editorial 2nd Jan, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

DRIVERS are being warned to steer clear of flooding after incidents on Herefordshire roads.

Police have been called out a number of times today (Thursday) after motorists have tried to drive through or around floods and become stranded.

Inspector Andy Smith said: “Motorists should not attempt to negotiate flooded roads. It can be very dangerous – especially when flood waters are rising. At the least people are going to get wet feet and in the worst cases you can lose your life.

“Flood waters can be very deceptive and even if one driver manages to get through a stretch of flood water, it does not mean that it is safe to follow. Even four-wheel-drive vehicles are not invincible when it comes to floods.

“Drivers need to think very carefully before trying to go through flood water. Do you want to risk damaging your vehicle and possibly losing your life just for the sake of turning around and finding another route?”

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