Take care on roads
IS there anything better than the sound of rain on a tin roof?
Or in my case, as I sit in the Daily Mercury news room on Gordon Street, the sound of cars zooming past on a wet road.
After weeks of terribly hot conditions and the devastating fires that have rocked our community to the north, west and south over the past fortnight, the cool change and soaking conditions come as a relief to many.
Once dry and brown lawns and paddocks are beginning to turn a lovely shade of green as the region receives the best rain it has seen so far this year.
But with this heavy rain in mind, I circle back to my comment about cars zooming past on wet roads.
During my journalism career I have covered many wet-weather traffic crashes and stories about motorists getting into trouble when attempting to drive through flood waters.
If you are heading out on the road in the wet weather, please take care.