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Fire crews warning over standing water in Devon

By This is NorthDevon  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

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Fire crews in Devon and Somerset have urged residents not to drive through floodwater after attending 51 incidents of people stranded in their cars in one 24-hour period. Group manager Chris Blackburn said attending incidents which could have been prevented had diverted crews from other work where lives may be at risk. “It is impossible for motorists to tell how deep water is or the effect it may have on their vehicles, particularly after dark. If people do see floodwater on the road, they should not attempt to drive through it but should try to find an alternative route.”

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  • Brizz_Tony  |  November 26 2012, 8:03PM

    Fifty idiots. We see them on TV and Youtube, piling through deep water at too fast a speed, not knowing if there is a manhole cover missing in the middle.

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