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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Service warns motorists to steer clear of flood water

03/02/2017

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents not to drive through flood water and to adhere to warning signs following a water rescue on Thursday, February 2.

"We urge all residents to be careful when driving and avoid going through any water which poses a risk or where the depth of the water is not clear." 

Station Manager Derek Stoddart

Crews from Stafford and Stone attended the incident at 9.23am which saw a male trapped in his vehicle which had become stranded in water on Doxey Road.

The firefighters were able to release the man and lead him to safety where he was then checked by paramedics but sustained no injuries.

This is the second incident at this location following another vehicle was become stranded on November 16, last year.

Station Manager Derek Stoddart said: “There are warning signs in the area which tell motorist the water is not safe to drive through and we would urge drivers to pay attention to these warnings.

“Although the man in this incident was not hurt the body temperature in water can drop very quickly which can become dangerous.

“We urge all residents to be careful when driving and avoid going through any water which poses a risk or where the depth of the water is not clear.”