Residents across the South Plains woke up to rain showers Wednesday morning. For many, the moisture was a welcome sight. However, the rains also made for some difficult driving conditions. Lubbock Police responded to multiple call of cars that flooded out after going through rising floodwaters.
According to Progressive.com, all it takes is 12 inches of moving water to sweep a car off of a road. Not only could a driver be swept away, but they could become stuck or suffer a stalled engine. However, accidents like that are completely avoidable.
Here are some tips provided by The Weather Channel:
Hydroplaning happens when the water in front of your tires builds up faster than your car's weight can push it out of the way. The water pressure causes your car to rise up and slide on a thin layer of water between your tires.
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