Storm out west reveals risky road behaviour!

13/02/2020 02:50 PM

A storm in Canowindra on Tuesday, February 11 was fast but fierce – causing considerable flash flooding on the roads between Canowindra and neighbouring Cowra.

Cowra Unit Commander Ray Johnston said he was disappointed to see motorists ignoring all the warnings and driving into dangerous floodwater during the storm.

“Some people tried to drive on the road where the floodwater was,” Ray said.

“It’s a good time to remind people to never drive in floodwaters, it is extremely dangerous.”

If you are driving when flash flooding occurs:

  • Stay safe and never drive through floodwater. Just 15cm of water can float a car
  • Be aware of driving hazards, such as mud, debris, damage roads and fallen trees; and
  • If driving conditions are dangerous, safety pull over away from trees, drains and low-lying areas and floodwaters.

For updates on the weather and to view current warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology

For information on traffic conditions visit Live Traffic NSW


For emergency help in flood and storm emergencies, please phone NSW SES on 132 500.

Learn more about When To Call NSW SES.

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