'Turn around, don't drown': Water a hazard on Bay Area roads

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Turn around, don't drown: Water a hazard on Bay Area roads
Here's why you should turn avoid driving through that water you see on the road.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We have seen a lot of heavy rain with our strong storm, which has created flooded roads across the Bay Area.

It doesn't take much water to create problems.

Just 6 inches of moving water can knock over an adult. A foot of water can cause a vehicle to stall. Two feet of water can wash away a vehicle.

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If you ever encounter a flooded road, never try and and cross it. You have no idea how deep the water may be.

A good rule of thumb is to "turn around, don't drown."

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