Emergency officials urge caution while driving during heavy rains

JACKSON, Tenn. — Increased rain over the past month means drivers should be aware of bad road conditions.

The heavy rains will likely cause flooding in certain areas. Drivers are urged to take caution on the roads.

Jackson-Madison County Emergency Management Agency Director Marty Clements reminds drivers to not take risks.

“If you can’t see the road, then you need to turn around,” Clements said. “Because what happens is the culvert or the road underneath washes out, and all of a sudden all you’re doing is going down into a ditch.”

Clements also says that young drivers should stay off the roads, as they are not experienced enough in bad conditions.

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