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Stranded Drivers Rescued From Rushing Waters In OK

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Roadways covered in water cause drivers to become stranded in OK Roadways covered in water cause drivers to become stranded in OK

Flash flooding and washed out roadways were two of the main concerns throughout the night Friday and signs of both were all across the metro.

Starting in Newcastle off Highway 277 and S.W. 16th Street, water was rushing over the roadways. At times it was as high as 6-7 inches deep.

A driver stopped and told News 9 this was the first time he's seen anything like it.

Then in SW OKC we found dozens of roads covered in rushing water. One location -- May Avenue and S.W. 149th Street -- one home was threatened when impassable water roared over the road. But likely the most frightening of these incidents was when a driver was tried to pass and was stranded. He said he drove over that exact spot just five minutes before. But this time the water was much higher. His truck stalled and water rushed in through the windows. He called 911 and minutes later he was rescued by two strangers.

He was thankful for them, but regretted his decision.

"Roads are clear today (but it) doesn't mean they'll be safe tomorrow, Marty Wisley said. Wisley is one of many helping people out of the water. “They could be washed out. Stay clear, even this evening. Don't drive on it if you can avoid it."

And on S.W. 149th Street and I-44, high water remained an issue. Cars have passed through there but News 9 crews have seen the water get as high as the roof on an SUV.

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