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Police warn of flooded roadways

The combination of increased temperatures and rainfall can cause large pools of water to form on the roadways
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Heavy rain and melt water have made some roadways dangerous say OPP. Courtesy OPP.

Those thunderstorms and heavy rain that hit the area last night have left some roadways covered in water warns the OPP.

With the long-awaited warmer weather finally upon us, motorists should watch for "standing" or pooling water on the roadways.

"The combination of increased temperatures and rainfall can cause large pools of water to form on the roadways," says Constable Phil Young. "Because the ground is still frozen, the water has no place to go. Road crews do their best to dig snowbanks away to channel water off the roads, but sometimes the water will still pool in low lying areas." 

Drivers need to recognize that these pools of water may cause potential dangers to motorists he says.

"For your own safety, and for the safety of others using the roadways, the OPP is urging motorists to please slow down, increase your following distances and watch for standing water on the roadways."




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