GSP: Turn around, don't drown

GSP: Turn around, don't drown
Truck filled with water as it sits parked in the street (Source: WALB)
Cars venture into flooded road (Source: WALB)
Cars venture into flooded road (Source: WALB)
Robert Corbin, Trooper 1st Class, 2nd (Source: WALB)
Robert Corbin, Trooper 1st Class, 2nd (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Messy weather over the Memorial Day weekend has state troopers concerned. Wet roadways and heavy travel can be deadly.

Georgia State Patrol is telling drivers to turn around so you don't drown.

Troopers want to remind people to not take any chances when it comes to heavy rain.

It's always best to slow down and take your time to get to your destination.

Water on the roads affects cars and tires.

Flowing water on a paved street can even move a 2,500-pound car posing major danger to the driver and passengers.

And if there is rushing water it can not only move a vehicle but possibly flood your car.

Trooper Robert Corbin's message is: do not cross any flowing water on any paved street or even dirt road.

"You do not know how deep that water is, ok? It is amazing how powerful flowing and rushing water can be," said Corbin, Trooper 1st Class, 2nd.

Trooper Corbin also wants to remind people there are other routes to get to your destination.

Even if it takes longer, you want to arrive alive.

He also cautions drivers who pull over on shoulders during rainstorms to make sure it is not an eroding bank that could possibly sink your car's tires.

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