West Norfolk drivers warned about bad weather

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Drivers in West Norfolk are being urged to take care on the road as high winds and heavy rain are expected to sweep in.

While forecasters expect most of the worst weather to hit northern parts of Britain, police chiefs say motorists still need to prepared for poor conditions.

Chf Insp Chris Spinks, head of Norfolk’s roads policing unit, which is based at Swaffham, said: “Bad weather increases the risk of accidents happening on the road so it is important drivers take extra care.

“Heavy rain can cause poor visibility so make sure you use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.

“Surface water can be difficult to see in the rain so make sure you reduce your speed to give yourself the chance of avoiding it if possible.

“Strong winds can cause obstructions in the roads and flying debris so it is important drivers pay particular attention, and expect the unexpected – you don’t know what hazards could be round the corner such as fallen trees.

“High-sided vehicles such as caravans and HGVs can also become unstable as a result of such winds.”

Police say drivers should also check their vehicles are working properly before setting out and reduce their speed in treacherous conditions.