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Surrey Police issue warning about wet roads as heavy rain set to continue

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Surrey Police issue warning about wet roads as heavy rain set to continue

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 12:54pm 18th June 2020. (Updated at 3:08pm 18th June 2020)

Motorists are being warned to take extra care on the roads after a heavy night of rain in Surrey and Hampshire with more on the way. 

Between 11am today (18 June) and midnight a yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office for thunderstorms in Surey and parts of North East Hampshire including Guildford, Farnham, Woking, Farnborough, Fleet, Hook and Alton.

Surrey Road Police say they have been called out to a number of incidents over the last two days during heavy downpours. 

The M25 and A3 became flooded with Highways England on hand to unblock the drains- you can see in the video below one worker get soaked by a passing vehicle on the A3.

Driving in wet conditions

  • In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads
  • You should keep well back from the vehicle in front
  • If the steering becomes unresponsive, it could mean that water is preventing the tyres from gripping the road-ease off the accelerator and slow down gradually
  • The rain and spray from vehicles may make it difficult to see and be seen- have your lights on if necessary 
  • Take extra care around pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.