Flash floods leave drivers stranded in Raleigh

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The Brier Creek area was among the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Andrea's heavy rains leading to some tense moments at the height of the storm. (Photo: WTVD)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Brier Creek area was among the hardest hit by Tropical Storm Andrea’s heavy rains leading to some tense moments at the height of the storm.

WTVD reported that a fire truck had to extend its ladder to rescue some drivers who got caught off guard by the rising water at the Brier Creek Parkway and Lumley Road intersection.

Brier Creek swelled and spilled over causing extensive flooding. At least two cars were stranded in the high water. The drivers had to be rescued by EMS and brought to safety.

“They actually had some guys that put the ladder near the window, and she climbed out on the ladder to get out of the car because I guess, at that time, the water was coming about her,” said Tom Ayers, whose car was stranded in the flooding.

Ayer’s wife was driving one of the cars stuck on Lumley Road.

She told him she saw the water, and thought the car could make it through, but then, all of a sudden, her Mercedes couldn’t move.

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