TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP urging motorists to avoid traveling through flooded roadways
Date of News Release: 04/27/2011
(Western Kentucky) -- Kentucky State Police are urging motorists to avoid traveling through flooded roadways. Many motorists are aware of roadways which are prone to flooding; however due to the prolonged and heavy rainfall throughout the area, officials are beginning to see roadways flood which have never flooded in the past. This is especially dangerous to local travelers who don't suspect their roadways to be flooded. This is why it is being stressed be cautious and vigilant of flooding roadways. Travel slowly along rural roadways to allow more time to stop in case you approach flood waters. Do not under estimate the power of a small flow of water across a roadway. Even the smallest amount can sweep most vehicles off of the roadway and into flooded waterways.