Drivers are being urged to take extra care as heavy rain moves in across Staffordshire.
Forecasters say the region is set to be hit by wet weather throughout today (June 28) and tomorrow.
The county council’s highways leader Mike Maryon said while highways crews were ready for an immediate response, motorists should take extra care.
He added: “Unfortunately the wet weather is persisting and is heavy at times, which can cause us problems.
“These are busy times for our highways teams as they work hard to ensure roads are passable and blocked gullies cleared.
“We would ask people to bear with us where there is flooding and potential obstructions in roads. We are making every effort to keep Staffordshire moving.
“In the meantime, people should take extra care when travelling and alert us to problems in their area by calling the main county council number 0300 111 8000.”
Firefighters have reported a rise in calls as flooding cases begin to appear across the region.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s first emergency calls in connection to the wet weather were received at 9.45am this morning and from 10am to 11am the Service received 156 calls. Affected areas include Codsall, Perton, Brewood, Penkridge, Rugeley and Cannock.
Spokesman Dean Stevens said: “We are currently experiencing an unprecedented number of calls and we’d ask people to only consider reporting flooding incidents to us if people’s lives are at risk.
“We’d urge people to monitor warnings given by the Environment Agency and to avoid driving in areas where there is localised flooding.”