Flash flooding possible on Tuesday, drivers urged to stay off the roads

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Flash flooding is a major concern Tuesday, along with possible tornadoes. First responders have a message for you in advance of possible extreme weather conditions.

If you don’t have to go out, stay put. Some areas could receive a lot of rain in a short time.

Heavy rain caused flooding and car rescues last week across Birmingham. It’s not just a city problem. We know flash floods can happen just about anywhere.

Walker County first responders are bracing for whatever mother nature may bring on Tuesday, urging you to stay off the roads, especially if things get worse.

“If you see water, especially on the road, if its standing water doesn’t flow through it, especially if it’s flowing and moving. Our best advice to anyone when you see water on the road or near the road. Turn around, don’t go that way,” said Deputy TJ Armstrong, public information officer for the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.

Armstrong says it’s also important that you stay off the roads if there is damage. First responders don’t want you blocking roads in an emergency.

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