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by Mechanics Direct December 14, 2016

In light of the sudden warmth in Northern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire our thoughts turn quickly to spending more time outdoors and getting out and about.

Did you know that with this sudden warmth there may be danger from quickly melting snowpack? Quick melting snow can cause ice jams clogging area rivers and streams bringing rapidly rising water and sudden flooding.

Why is this important?

According to the National Weather Service & NOAA, “It takes just 12 inches of flowing water to carry off a small car; 18 to 24 inches for larger vehicles. More than half of the deaths from flooding each year occur in vehicles. Don’t underestimate the power of water. TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN”.

Check out this video…https://www.weather.gov/wrn/Videos

Please pass this important information on to those you care about, especially young drivers who may not be aware of this danger.

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