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Troopers Caution Drivers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Alabama state troopers are urging motorists to exercise extreme caution on state roads and highways this weekend. The warning comes after the National Weather Service said Alabama could receive heavy rainfall spawned by Tropical Storm Arlene.

Public Safety Director, Colonel Mike Coppage, said troopers have been placed on standby to assist communities should flooding develops in southern counties.

Coppage encourages drivers to closely monitor weather and road conditions on media outlets.

Troopers offer the following tips to motorists:

  • Avoid travel during heavy downpours unless absolutely necessary.
  • Turn on headlights and windshield wipers.
  • Never attempt to drive across a water-covered roadway. Water
    depth and movement can be deceptive.
  • Drive at a lower speed appropriate for road and weather conditions and keep a safe distance between vehicles.

On the Net:www.dps.state.al.us


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