8th August 2022

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MAWWFRS warn drivers to take care on roads

MID and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is warning drivers to take care on the roads over the next few days.

Group Manager Karen Jones, Head of Community Safety said, “The forecast is for strong winds and heavy rain which may cause flooding in some areas. If you do encounter standing water, please follow this advice:

“Don’t drive through deep water.

“If you are unsure of the water depth just don’t do it, you are putting yourself and others at unnecessary risk

“Don’t enter flood water that is moving or more than 4in deep – turn around rather than put yourself and your vehicle at risk.

“Just one foot or 30cm of moving water can float your car.

“An eggcup-full of water going into your engine is enough to wreck it.

“Three-quarters of cars that get stuck in flood water are written off.

“Flood water can be deceptively powerful – it can literally rip up the road surface and dislodge manhole covers and kerbstones – and its depth and flow rate can quickly change with the weather.”

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