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Flood driving advice

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to remind people of the advice and information available about driving in flood conditions.

Many parts of Derbyshire can be affected by widespread flooding. 

Road closures are often put in place to keep people safe and away from danger.

An up-to-date list of road closures is always available on Derbyshire County Council Website at

  • Do not ignore Road Closed signs, they are there to protect you and your vehicle from harm and damage from flood water.
  • Just 60cm of standing water will float your car.
  • Just 30cm of flowing water could be enough to move your car.
  • Just 15cm of fast-flowing water can knock you off your feet.
  • A mere egg cupful of water could be enough to wreck your engine.

For more information about keeping safe during the floods follow Derbyshire Police, Derbyshire County Council and Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service on social media.