Norfolk police issue advice to people driving in wet conditions

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Police are advising drivers to consider the wet weather conditions when travelling this evening.

Due to the significant amount of rainfall throughout the day, there are likely to be a number of areas affected by standing water.

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “Drivers should slow down and beware of the extra water on the roads, which is quite deep in places and can take you by surprise.

“Even when the rain stops care should still be taken as it will take some time for the water to disappear.”

There are a number of things drivers should consider before heading out on a journey, of any length, including:

- Make sure your vehicle is in good condition.

- Plan your route in advance, using main roads as far as possible and have enough money and petrol.

- What is the weather like - rain or fog bring about different and difficult driving conditions. Listen to local weather forecasts and adjust your driving as necessary.

- Carry some change to make a public telephone call if you need to and if possible carry a mobile phone with sufficient credit on it to ring for help.