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RAC issues advice to drivers as Storm Ellen passes through

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RAC issues advice to drivers as Storm Ellen passes through

Following the movement of Storm Ellen across the British Isles, RAC Breakdown spokesperson Rod Dennis said:

“This spell of autumnal-feeling weather is going to make driving conditions very unpleasant for a lot of us over the next few days. Strong winds will mean journeys by road will take longer than usual, and could be affected by fallen branches on the roads. Add in some very intense rainfall and drivers will need to take real care to complete their trips safely.

“We urge every driver heading out to make sure their car is up to the task to avoid a breakdown in the wind and rain, especially if they’re towing or taking a longer trip – in particular check the condition and pressure of all tyres before setting out. When driving, slow down and pay close attention to high-sided vehicles and other drivers with caravans and trailers to give yourself plenty of time to react should any run into difficulties.”

The RAC website features comprehensive guides to driving in both heavy rain and strong winds.

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