Drivers Splash Into Unseen Danger

The downpour late last night turned several metro intersections into treacherous lakes. Many drivers didn't see high water or decided to forge through the flash flood waters anyway.

Splash down on eastbound L. A driver didn't realize flashing cruiser lights warned of high water until his car began to float. Someone wades into waste deep water to help him get out. The driver then assisted to through flash flood water that covers L Street.

Mike McKnight of WOWT6 news asked the rescued driver, " you okay? "I’m good" he answered. What happened? "Well I just turned the wrong way apparently but guys got me out of there, the fire department got me out of there so I’m good."

Just south at 96th and Q water receded but stalled cars remained for a tow. All across the metro driver’s blast into pools of runoff not realizing the depth of the street flooding until it’s too late.

The owner of a stalled car says, "I was just driving and my car is low to the ground and it sucked up water and my engine just stalled."
His car was being pushed down flooded l street by a tow truck turned tug boat.

Some do go through the small lakes that suddenly covered busy roadways. Certainly wondering along the way if this is a smart move.

Omaha streets turned rivers and lakes took their toll on all sorts of vehicles. Driving in the dark makes it hard to gauge the depth of flash flood waters until you make a splash.

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