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Police Offer Safety Tips About Flooded Roadways

Indiana State Police are warning drivers to be aware of water covered roadways. The snow on the ground is beginning to melt and rain is in the forecast later this week. This could cause flooding on some roadways.
Indiana State Police are warning drivers to be aware of water covered roadways.

The snow on the ground is beginning to melt and rain is in the forecast later this week.

Some roadways might become flooded, so police have these tips:

- Always carry a cell phone and charger.
- Heed warnings issued by the National Weather Service.
- Never drive around barricades at water crossings.
- Be especially careful when it's dark and difficult to see.
- Reduce your speed in rain and never enter flowing water.
- If you end up in water, immediately exit through a window and climb up on top of your vehicle. Call 911 from there and wait for help to arrive. Ride the top of your vehicle like a boat, as vehicles will often float for several minutes.
- Be aware that road erosion can occur anytime there is water on a roadway.
- Remember that it only takes six inches of water to reach the bottoms of most car doors and one foot of water to float most vehicles.
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