- Friday, 23 November 2012 11:35
Avon Fire & Rescue Service is urging motorists to exercise extreme caution on the regions roads which have been badly affected by flooding over the past few days.
With more rain and wind forecast, people are being urged to ensure they tune in to their local radio stations for the most up-to-date travel and weather information.
In the event of more bad weather, which can potentially cause dangerous driving conditions, people should seriously consider whether or not their travel is necessary.
Can you work from home instead of driving into the office? Can you postpone a planned social trip?
Unnecessary trips in bad weather can lead to unnecessary additional pressure on emergency services, and can cause obstructions to emergency vehicles which can potentially delay them getting to somebody else in need of assistance.
If you do feel that you have to travel in bad weather, there are a number of steps you can take to reduce the risk of you getting into difficulties and requiring rescue.
Our top tips
Listen to local radio broadcasts for the most up-to-date travel and weather information. Flash floods can happen very quickly and unexpectedly.
Before heading out in your car, consider whether your journey is necessary; can you walk, or use an alternative method of transport, such as a bus or train?