ISP Warning About Driving and High Water
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Feb 26 2014 10:45AM
Forecasts of potential heavy rain, mixed with significant snow melt in the next couple of days have led to a warning from Indiana State Police.
The combination of the rain and snow melt will lead to ponding water and potential flooding along many roadways in the next few days, and State Police say to heed their warnings.
First, they say never drive around barricades that have roads blocked off due to high water. Be especially careful at night when it’s hard to judge the depth of water that crosses a road. Also, driving through standing water will affect your brakes and lessen their ability to stop your vehicle. They remind you that it only takes six inches of standing water to reach the floor of your car and it can drown out your motor at that point.
And police say if you become stranded in water, get out immediately through a window, get on the car’s roof and call 9-1-1.