Heavy rain and flooding caused several different problems for
motorists around the tri-state during the weekend.
water covered a portion of Reading Road near Sycamore Avenue early Saturday
morning. The water level was so high that it caused a motorist to stall out.
Fire Chief Kevin Kaiser says drivers should try to avoid flooded roads.
got to be careful with a lot of rain that we get at a fast time, the roadway
gets a lot of water in it –you want to be careful," said Chief Kaiser.
water also made driving hazardous along a section of I-75 North downtown.
Highland and Dorchester, a man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening
injuries after a giant tree toppled onto his Cadillac.
and fire officials advise motorists not to stray out into water because floods
can stall a vehicle. Once the vehicle stalls, drivers can damage their vehicles
and possibly drown.
don't know how the grades of the road change and like in this case there's a
dip there you could easily stall your car out, flood it and cause several
thousands in damage to your vehicle....especially in fast moving water you
could also become a victim of that fast moving water yourself," said Chief