You should never attempt to drive through a flooded roadway even if it looks shallow. Did you hear about the woman and her husband were trying to cross a flooded area in southwestern Colorado and were swept into Pole Creek.

The search continues for the woman Jessie Strickland.

Never attempt to drive through a flooded area that you wouldn't walk through

Just six inches of water can cause a car to lose control, many cars start to float in as little as 1 foot of water. Two feet of water can sweep most cars away including four wheel drives.

Here is a good rule of thumb if you are attempting to drive through a flood get out if you can and check the water depth if it goes past the center of your wheels on your vehicle the water is too high and too dangerous find another route.