Police issue safety warning for St Albans roads

Flooding has caused havoc across the district today and is expected to last throughout the weekend.

Flooding has caused havoc across the district today and is expected to last throughout the weekend. - Credit: Archant

Drivers are being urged to take care due to severe flooding this weekend and pay attention to road closure signs.

Police have had reports of motorists ignoring the closures and moving signs and warning them not to drive down any road which has been shut off.

The Environment Agency has advised that just 30 cms of water can wash a car away.

The Highways Agency is also advising road users to prepare for travel disruption from early tomorrow (Saturday).

South East Emergency Planner, Oliver Brown, said: “The Highways Agency is working closely with the Met Office and other partners to monitor conditions and keep the road network running safely.

“But I’d like to encourage everyone making a journey by road over the weekend to be alert to the weather conditions and to drive with extra care.

“I would also like to remind drivers that it takes twice as long to stop when the road is wet, so leave plenty of space between vehicles, and slow down if heavy rain or spray is making it difficult to see the road ahead.”

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For the latest information on which roads are closed please visit Hertfordshire County Council’s website:

http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/transtreets/highways/flooding