Floodwater warning after cars get trapped

Bucks Free Press: Firefighters warned motorists not to ignore road closure or diversion notices Firefighters warned motorists not to ignore road closure or diversion notices

FLOODS continued to pose problems for motorists in Bucks last night, prompting firefighters to again urge residents not to drive through floodwater.

A female driver needed to be rescued from her vehicle by a crew from Princes Risborough after becoming trapped in the early hours of this morning.

She became stranded in her car in Chinnor Road, Bledlow, at around 1.20am and firefighters waded in to bring her to safety.

Crews were also called out after a car became stuck in Pegasus Way, Haddenham, just after 8pm yesterday.

In total Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service received more than 100 flood-related calls yesterday as the bad weather continues to take its toll around the county.

Firefighters have urged motorists not to try driving through water more than a few inches deep – saying two feet of water can float a car, while six inches is enough to knock over pedestrians.

If you need to drive through water, drive in first gear but keep the engine speed high by slipping the clutch and avoid the deepest water, which is usually nearest the kerb.

Crews also said not to ignore or remove flood warning, diversion or road closure signs.

Elsewhere in the county two fire crews were called out after a man needed rescuing from the River Ousel in Bletchley, although he had been brought to safety and was being treated by paramedics by the time firefighters arrived.

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7:45pm Sun 9 Feb 14

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Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer. Jamie225

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