Flash flooding causing dangerous driving conditions

Flash flooding is causing treacherous driving conditions all across Yadkin County, said Yadkin EMS Director Keith Vestal around 7 a.m. on Thursday. Vestal cautioned motorists to drive slowly as water is covering the roads in many places all across the county posing hydroplaning risks for vehicles. Vestal said one rescue had already been done early Thursday morning of a vehicle that hydroplaned into a deep portion of standing water.

During flash flooding Vestal often uses the phrase “turn around, down drown” to remind drivers to avoid standing water. In the early morning hours on Thursday he said the issue is that some standing water is not as visible until it is too late for motorists to avoid the water on roadways.

Additional details on the conditions today will be update as available.