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Rainfall Leads to Multiple Collisions in Georgia and Alabama


March 11, 2020

COLUMBUS, GA- Wtvm.com writes that police have been responding to numerous crashes in Georgia’s Chattahoochee Valley, including one fatal wreck that occurred on Woodruff Farm Road. The victim was in a crash, and after exiting her car, was struck and killed by a utility pole that came down when another driver struck a telephone guide wire.* 

Additional crashes occurred throughout the area, while the rainfall led to flooding in nearby Alabama. Two cars hydroplaned on Alabama 95 and crashed off the side of the road. According to one local who has lived in the area for three decades, the level of flooding is rare, and he has only seen similar floods about five or six times. The resident stated that drivers head onto the road traveling at high rates of speed even as the water comes pouring across the pavement. He stated that drivers need to slow down during this sort of weather. 

Some locals predicted the floods and moved their cars to higher ground in anticipation of the heavy rainfall. The Alabama Department of Transportation shut down the intersection of Highway 431 and Highway 95 because of the water, which was covering the roadway during the evening. 

The AAA instructs motorists driving on wet pavement to slow their vehicles down. Drivers traveling at high speeds after rainfall are more likely to lose control of their cars. It is also important to leave extra space between your vehicle and others on the road as stopping can take longer in the rain. Using cruise control in rainy weather is also unwise, as it increases the risks of a car sliding or hydroplaning.

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Source:https://www.wtvm.com/2020/03/05/authorities-respond-several-accidents-across-valley-rain-continues-fall/

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