WITH further heavy rain forecast over the next few days, motorists are being told to take extra care and exercise caution when out on the roads.

The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood warnings and is reminding drivers to be aware of surface water, potential flooding and disruption to travel.

With the rain falling on already saturated ground in some areas, there is a risk of flooding from rivers and surface water flooding where rain overwhelms drainage systems.

Anna Higgins, from the Safer Roads Partnership, said: "We are urging all motorists to exercise caution in adverse weather conditions, use common sense and follow our simple advice.

“Localised flooding still exists in many places across the region and the current forecast is predicting more of the same. The bad weather we have already had has shown just how quickly roads can become flooded and very dangerous.

"Stay alert to local weather and news reports and visit environment-agency.gov.uk for the latest flood information. If your local area is experiencing flooding it's advisable to leave any non essential travel until it has subsided."