March 6, 2013
Snow plows have cleared the majority of major roads, but there is a new concern for drivers. Flooding on some of the roadways is causing problems on parts of Route 29 and the John Warner Parkway in Albemarle County. Ice is forming and backing up the drainage systems, so as the snow melts, it has nowhere to go. Albemarle County Police say they've seen several roads where the standing water is deep and dangerous for drivers.
"We want drivers to be aware, especially in low spots like John Warner Parkway and Route 29, where there is some high water so you can find yourself hydroplaning," said Sgt. Sean Hackney, of the Albemarle County Police Department. "It may not be frozen now but people are hydroplaning."
Hackney says the best advice for drivers to stay off the roads. If you're out and see standing water, Hackney advises you not to drive through it.