Flooding can occur within minutes of heavy rainfall or tidal changes. Be prepared and be safe on the roads. Here are some smart driving tips if you have to drive during times of heavy rain or flooding:
- Avoid low-lying areas. Common areas where flooding occurs include the Alexandria waterfront, Belle View, areas along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Huntington, and Gunston.
- Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. The roadbed may be washed out under the water, and you could be stranded or trapped.