All the heavy rain that has fallen in the Tennessee Valley this week has created hazardous road conditions for drivers.

Lieutenant John Harmon of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the main cause of hydroplaning is speed.

He recommends that all drivers slow down in the wet weather. Also, be mindful of leaving plenty of space between you and the car in front of you, and turn on your lights in order to be visible. Finally, always buckle your seat belt.

THP has worked multiple crashes today throughout the area, so if you are going to drive, slow down and be careful.