Law Enforcement advising caution for motorists driving through standing water

LOGAN — Law enforcement is continuing to ask motorists to be cautious while driving through standing water.

Cache County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Bilodeau said deputies have responded to several traffic accidents where the vehicles lost control after hydroplaning.

“Sometimes it’s only 10-feet wide and an inch or two deep but if you hit that at a moderate speed, you will often hydroplane and lose control of your vehicle,” said Bilodeau.

Warm temperatures and rain have resulted in continued flooding and sheet flooding onto roadways.

Bilodeau said the pools of water can also contain debris that can damage vehicles.

“A lot of the areas where the water is crossing the road is unincorporated, out in the county, away from everybody and until another driver comes along, we may not even know there was an accident. So we need to be just really cautious, slowdown to about 20-25 mph and go through any standing water carefully.”

Several roads also still remain partially closed due to flood water.

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