Motorist rescued from floodwaters in Limestone


LIMESTONE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Emergency crews successfully rescued a motorist who became stranded in floodwaters Thursday evening.

First-responders were called to Oakland Road near McInturff Road around 7 p.m.

Dan Wheeley with Washington County EMS says the motorist drove into a flooded area and their vehicle stalled. They were stranded about 80 to 100 feet from dry land.

“The roadway can be washed out. It can be something you drove through 100 times and this time the roadway can be washed away and you just don’t know it,” said Wheeley.

Crews were able to rescue the driver around 8 p.m.

Chief Wheeley says Washington Co. does have extra swift water crews on hand Thursday night with boats and specialized gear for incidents like the one that happened here.

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