and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is warning drivers to take care on the
roads over the next few days.
Manager Karen Jones, Head of Community Safety said, “The forecast is for strong
winds and heavy rain which may cause flooding in some areas.
you do encounter standing water, please follow this advice:
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.”