Bored? Broke? 👉 Savvy Saver

North Texas police offer driving tips during flooding rains

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NORTH TEXAS - Several North Texas police departments are urging people to take precautions on the roads. Heavy rain may lead to flooding in general areas. Police say if you encounter flooding, 'Turn around, don't drown.'

Here are some safety tips from Fort Worth police:
Never drive around barricades
Be especially careful at night and early morning as it can be difficult to see water and its depth across the roads
Reduce your speed in rain
Never enter flowing water

If you end up in water, climb on top of your car immediately through a window.

Reminders: It only takes six inches of water to reach the bottom of most car doors. It takes one foot to float most vehicles.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.