When the Road Is Flooded And Closed, Don’t Drive There

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Communities / Mar. 2, 2017 11:19am EST


Evidence of Sunday evening flooding litters the river banks near Route 110 in Tunbridge. A car was immobilized Sunday when its driver attempted to ford a section of the road that was covered by the rising river. (Herald / Tim Calabro) Evidence of Sunday evening flooding litters the river banks near Route 110 in Tunbridge. A car was immobilized Sunday when its driver attempted to ford a section of the road that was covered by the rising river. (Herald / Tim Calabro) Last Saturday’s rains and melting weather wreaked havoc on Route 110 in Tunbridge, where at approximately 9:30 p.m. a section of the highway near the intersection with Whitney Hill Road was closed due to flooding.

Tr. Stacia Geno reported that about an hour later, State Police received a call that a vehicle was stuck in the flooded section of the roadway. State Police and Tunbridge Fire Department responded and were able to tow the vehicle to safety.

The operator, Brianna Mayotte, had attempted to follow a Jeep through the water in her 2014 Toyota Corolla but the water level was too high and disabled her vehicle.

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