All Lanes Of I-235 Reopen After Rains Force Sunday Night Shutdown

Monday, February 20th 2017, 12:29 am
By: News 9

A man's vehicle was trapped by rising waters on I-235 northbound near 50th, requiring a rescue in the middle of the highway.

The water was so high it crept above his headlights and stopped just under the vehicle's windows, about hip deep. Firefighters used a ladder to get a life vest to the man before getting him to crawl out across the ladder and to safety.

After fire crews saved the driver, I-235 was shut down in both directions between 36th and I-44.

Right now, all lanes are back open to traffic. This area, currently under a lot of construction, is prone to flooding.