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Drivers Urged to be Careful on Wet Roads

Police.JPGSA Police are reminding motorists to both drive safely on potentially wet and greasy roads and check their vehicles with wet weather forecast across the region today.

Police are urging motorists to slow down and allow greater distances between vehicles and use lights where appropriate particularly if lighting and visibility is poor.

After months of dry conditions, the first showers can make roads quite slippery, so brake with care.

The State Emergency Service is also advising residents to check that their gutters, downpipes and drains are clear.

SES Chief of Staff Derren Halleday says volunteers will be on standby should residents require emergency flood and storm assistance.