Heavy rain brings down trees in Isham, Burton Latimer and Rothwell

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Drivers are being urged to take care on the roads as heavy rain continues to fall across the county.

The bad weather has resulted in accidents on the M1 and A5 and a couple of trees have come down in Isham, Burton Latimer and Rothwell today (Wednesday).

In light of this, police have issued the following advice to county motorists driving in these conditions:

– Slow down – lower you speed in poor visibility or poor road conditions

– Keep a good distance from the vehicle in front and anticipate what other vehicles might do – they might not be able to stop quickly

– When stopping, brake lightly to avoid skidding

– Don’t make any sudden manoeuvres – drive as smoothly as you can

– If the weather conditions are very poor do not travel unless you really have to