A yellow-level travel advisory has been issued for unincorporated roads in Hamilton County, effective today until further notice.
Yellow is the lowest level of local travel advisory and means routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation. Individuals should use caution or avoid those areas. Unincorporated roads are those roads maintained by Hamilton County, usually roads outside cities and towns.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Hamilton County Emergency Management said due to continued heavy rain, drivers should use extreme caution on all roadways. Highway crews will be out placing “high water” signs and barricades in areas where water has covered the road. Rainy conditions are expected to continue through Saturday, May 6.
The HCSO and HCEM advise motorists to never drive into floodwater and to turn around and go another way if high water areas are encountered. Likewise, children should be kept away from flooded areas, as it takes only a few inches of swiftly moving water to cause a person to lose balance and as little as six inches of water can sweep away a full sized truck or SUV.