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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Wet Road Warning for Drivers

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging drivers to take extra care when travelling on wet roads following an incident earlier this afternoon involving a car with three people inside on the A38 in East Staffordshire.

"I would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers to be extra vigilant when driving on wet roads, especially after dry periods, as this often make the surface slippery."

Watch Manager, Ian Pullen

The call came in at 2.40pm to report an overturned vehicle between the Claymills and Branston junction on the A38. The car had left the carriageway and overturned in a ditch and was smoking.

The family travelling in the car, one male, one female and their young daughter, were out of the car prior the Fire Service’s arrival.

Two crews from Burton attended the scene, and made the vehicle and surrounding area safe. Watch Manager, Ian Pullen said: "The road was slippery from the rain which suddenly came down earlier today.

"I would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers to be extra vigilant when driving on wet roads, especially after dry periods, as this often make the surface slippery.

"We have been to a number of incidents recently on this particular road, as it is a fast-moving carriageway, however we hope this incident will help to highlight the dangers of wet roads and prompt drivers to take extra precautions."

Crews left the scene at 3.40pm.