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Elsa’s Impacts: Driving conditions deteriorating as rain, fog increase

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(WPRI) — Heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Elsa has been moving across Southern New England Friday morning causing issues on the roads.

12 News has been on the road driving across Rhode Island all day so far to show you the road conditions. Visibility became a problem as the rainfall increased and the fog rolled in.

Downpours created some puddles on the roads for drivers. You could see a few cars driving through, and other drivers opted to turn around.

Visibility is much better when you drive a fair distance behind the car in front of you.

The R.I. Department of Transportation is advising travelers to drive slower due to the possibility of hydroplaning.

RIDOT also reminds drivers that when your windshield wipers are in use, your headlights should be on.

7:45 a.m. – Lincoln

7:15 a.m. – Cumberland

7:15 a.m. – Smithfield

6:45 a.m. – Cumberland

6:15 a.m. – Smithfield

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