Monday, 23 October 2017

Surface water makes conditions hazardous

DRIVERS in Oxfordshire are being advised to take extra care on the roads after heavy rain caused surface water to accumulate

DRIVERS in Oxfordshire are being advised to take extra care on the roads after heavy rain caused surface water to accumulate.

No roads have had to be closed as a result of flooding but many do have water pooled.

Oxfordshire County Council, the highways authority, is advising people to drive with due care and attention.

Deputy leader Rodney Rose said: “Our emergency planning and fire and rescue teams have been keeping a close eye on water levels throughout the New Year period along with colleagues from the Environment Agency.

“We’ve got a number of flood alerts but no flood warnings and there are no roads closed as a result of high water levels.

“However, motorists should drive very carefully around or through pooled water on roads. Driving too quickly could lead to loss of control and an accident.

“Considerate driving would also mean avoiding drenching pedestrians by passing through water at an inappropriate speed or creating bow waves that can temporarily impact on other people’s properties.”



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