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‘High water is no joke!’ Driver rescued from submerged car

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Posted at 9:59 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 22:11:34-04
Driver rescued from submerged car on flooded Richmond street. (SOURCE: Lt. Anthony Jackson with Richmond Police)

Driver rescued from submerged car on flooded Richmond street. (SOURCE: Lt. Anthony Jackson with Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. — Crews rescued a driver from a submerged car on a flooded street on Richmond’s Northside as storms moved through the area on the Fourth of July.

The rescue happened along the 1800 block of Magnolia Street around 7 p.m.

Lt. Anthony Jackson with Richmond Police said water rescue crews rescued the driver whose car became submerged under the overpass.

Jackson said another car was also partially submerged.

Slow-moving storms, which continued in some areas through late evening before dissipating overnight, produced prolonged heavy downpours and localized flooding.

Doppler radar showing storms moving through Metro Richmond.

Doppler radar showing storms moving through Metro Richmond.

“This underpass is notorious for flooding after storms,” Paul Edwards noted on Twitter.

A photo shows a sign – complete with flashing lights – warning drivers that the road is prone to flooding and stating “do not enter when flooded.”

“High water is no joke!” Jackson tweeted. “Thankfully everyone is OK.”

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