AAA urges drivers in the Bronx to use caution on flooded roadways
The number one killer of drivers in weather related accidents is flooding. That's according to AAA officials, who are urging drivers to use caution on flooded roadways.
One troubled spot in the borough is the Hutchinson River Parkway. Department of Transportation officials say sewer drains on the parkway tend to clog, causing the road to flood. Drivers say the see a lot of accidents on the Hutch.
Robert Sinclair, of AAA, says if drivers lose control they should continue to steer in the direction they are heading. If they begin to hydroplane, Sinclair says slow down. He adds that drivers need three times more space to stop on wet roads so always keep a good distance.
The Department of Environmental Protection, the agency in charge of clearing the sewer drains, says Bronx drivers who notice problem areas should call the city's hotline at 311.