VDOT Issues Warnings About Driving During Hurricane Season
VDOT says with the beginning of Hurricane Season, it is important for motorists to be especially mindful of flooded roads. Charles Fishburne reports.
In the past 30 years, 60% of those who died in hurricanes drowned. VDOT says if you can’t see a road or its markings, don’t drive through it.
Caldwell: The biggest thing we want to remind folks is never to drive through flood waters. If they see moving water going across the road or standing water sitting in the road it may actually be masking a major fault of the road beneath that water.
Jeff Caldwell at VDOT.
Caldwell: Motorists who decide to drive through moving water are often swept downstream and can be killed very quickly by that moving water.
VDOT says be alert for tree limbs and other debris; and always assume that downed power lines are electrified and dangerous. For more information, go to www.VirginiaDOT.org/Hurricanes.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News.