TRAFFIC ALERT! Flash Flooding on Dell Range Boulevard in Cheyenne
The City of Cheyenne's Engineer and Construction Department has been alerted of heavy rain and flash flooding reports on Dell Range Boulevard near East College Drive and Whitney Ranch Road and between Van Buren Avenue and Whitney Ranch Road.
In a Press Release from the City, residents are urged to avoid the area as much as possible. Additionally, residents are encouraged to drive for conditions and avoid underpasses in the city.
To avoid and reduce the risk of hydroplaning, residents should turn off cruise control and slow down. Avoid slamming on the brakes and give other drivers additional room on the roadways. For the full press release information, see below:
At 4:40 p.m., The City of Cheyenne's engineering and construction department was notified of heavy rain and flash flooding reports on Dell Range Boulevard, near East College Drive and between Van Buren Avenue and Whitney Ranch Road.
With this area experiencing two to four inches of standing water, the city encourages everyone to avoid the area if possible and to slow down while weather conditions continue throughout the evening.
Likewise, please avoid all underpasses, if possible, and drive careful.
What to Do If Your Vehicle Begins Skidding?
AAA recommends the following if you feel your vehicle begin to skid:
If a driver feels their car begin to skid, it's important to not panic and follow these basic steps:
- Continue to look and steer in the direction in which the driver wants the car to go.
- Avoid slamming on the brakes, as this will further upset the vehicle's balance and make it harder to control.
If you feel the car begin to skid, continue to look and steer in the direction you want the car to go. Don't panic, and avoid slamming on the brakes to maintain control.
For additional tips on driving in wet conditions, visit AAA's site by clicking here.