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Insight from WFPD: Spring melt requires caution

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As the spring melt kicks into high gear, potentially dangerous conditions can rapidly develop. Ponded water held back by ice and snow dams or plugged drainage systems can suddenly be released, flooding property and roadways. Water in and around drainage structures can also raise quickly. The shift moving water has the potential to wash away road surfaces or undermine the road bed. The flow of water can mask the dangerous road condition below.

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