CHP shares photos of flooded cars, warns against driving on flooded roads

Hopefully, the heavy rain and flooding that has hit California since Christmas has passed, but the CHP is warning drivers not to try and drive through flooded roads or drive around roadblocks. Flooded roads hide potential dangers such as large potholes or even sinkholes that could swallow a whole vehicle.

As part of its “turn around, don’t drown” campaign, the National Weather Service says, “A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.”

The CHP office in Tracy shared these photos of vehicles that did not heed the warnings.

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