Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service report to hundreds of flood reports

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By nhavergal | Monday, November 26, 2012, 12:38

Since Wednesday, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended to over one hundred flood reports across Wiltshire. 

The emergency services have attended to properties, businesses and roads pumping out flood water across the North and West of the county. 

Over the weekend flood warnings remained in place for some areas of Wiltshire after more heavy rain and high winds arrived during the evenings. 

The Met Office has issued another weather warning for today (Monday, 26, November 2012) as more wind and rain is expected. 

Throughout the rest of the week Wiltshire is predicted to be dry with temperatures dipping which may make the roads icy. 

Train and bus services are running across Wiltshire however minor delays may occur.

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service have advised people not to travel unless it is necessary. 

The Fire and Rescue Service have released tips on how to stay safe while driving through a flooded area if you need to travel: 

•    Avoid driving through standing water as the flood could be hiding another hazard. Driving through floods can damage your car. Signs have been put in place for flooded areas. 

•    Heavy rain reduces visibility on the road, slow down until you are sure you can see clearly ahead of you. 

•    The stopping distance on wet roads is doubled, please take extra care. 

•    Due to flooding, debris across roads maybe sharp and affect your steering and damage car tyres. 



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