NSW police urge caution after vehicle trapped in flood water at Schofields

Police are urging road users show extra caution after more wet weather saw a woman’s vehicle become trapped in flood water at Schofields, NSW Police say.

About 9.15pm on Wednesday 19 December 2018, police were called to Grange Avenue, Schofields after a 61-year-old woman’s vehicle, carrying two boys aged 5 and 9, became trapped in flood water after trying to cross a bridge.

It’s believed water levels at a height of one metre were impacting on the woman’s vehicle, preventing it from moving.

Officers from Quakers Hill Police Area Command were able to tow the woman’s vehicle from the dangerous area.

No passengers required medical attention and were all in good spirits after being rescued.

The 61-year-old woman was issued a Traffic Infringement Notice given the circumstances of her actions.

Hawkesbury Police Area Command’s Inspector Garry Sims says motorists must use caution during and after wet weather.

“You can never truly tell how deep flood waters are, and it’s not worth the risk trying to drive through them,” Inspector Sims said.

“If there is heavy rain ahead, or the roadway is flooded, pull over in a safe place and wait for the flood water to recede or find another way to your destination.”

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