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Motorists urged to take care with heavy rain forecast

Malvern Editorial 6th Jun, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

DRIVERS in Malvern have been urged to take care this weekend with the MET Office forecasting periods of heavy rainfall and thunder.

The possible adverse weather means residents should be aware of the potential for localised surface water flooding at times.

Council chiefs at Worcestershire County Council have taken relevant precaution to minimise any disruption throughout the county with measures including increasing the number of gully emptiers and gangs on out of hours and weekend cover.

Motorists are reminded when driving through larger puddles or smaller areas of standing water to drive slowly and steadily, allow oncoming traffic to pass and always test brakes after leaving the water.

If water has flooded across a section of road it may be difficult to tell exactly how deep it is.  Drivers have also been warned not to attempt to drive through water where it appears a road has been flooded and to use their headlights where visibility is poor.

Coun John Smith, responsible for Highways at Worcestershire County Council, said:¬†“We would urge all motorists and residents to take care when walking or driving through water sodden or flooded roads and pathways.

“Worcestershire County Council has extra teams on standby to ensure that disruption to both residents and motorists is kept to a minimum.

“The weather is expected to be intermittent over the weekend and into Monday and as such residents and motorists should prepare appropriately.”

Visit the MET Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk for latest weather updates if travelling throughout the weekend.

 

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