September 25th, 2016

Motorists advised to take care this evening as MET Office issues weather warning

Motorists advised to take care this evening as MET Office issues weather warning Motorists advised to take care this evening as MET Office issues weather warning
A weather warning has been issued by the county council. Picture courtesy of Pink Sherbet Photography

REDDITCH residents are advised to take extra when driving this evening as a yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office.

Heavy rainfall is expected overnight and drivers are urged to proceed with caution, particularly on high speed roads, as there is a risk of minor flooding in some areas across Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

When driving home this evening, drivers are advised to use their headlights and to leave a larger gap between vehicles to allow for the increased stopping distance.

Motorists are encouraged to pass slowly and carefully through large puddles and, if they encounter a road that has been flooded, not to attempt to drive through the water.

Coun John Smith OBE, Worcestershire County Council cabinet member for Highways, said: “As always when there is heavy rain forecast by the MET office, we are putting special measures in place, but to keep our roads as safe as possible, we urge road users to drive carefully and not take any unnecessary risks.”

Visit www.metoffice.gov.uk for more information.

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