Norfolk Police offer advice to motorists during wet weather

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Norfolk Police is offering advice to motorists in a bid to keep them safe in the heavy downpours across the Diss Express area today.

The police believe “a number of areas” are likely to be affected by standing water in the wake of torrential rain.

A spokesperson said Norfolk Constabulary’s Control Room had only received a handful of extra weather related calls, but motorists were being warned to drive with care.

Inspector Keith Philpot 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.”

Advice offered by the police includes:

- 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