Driver ignored flood barrier before getting stuck in floodwaters on North Side
SAN ANTONIO – A driver became stuck in flood waters on the city's North Side early Saturday morning after he apparently ignored a flood barrier.
Authorities were called to Sleepy Hollow Street near Huebner and Vance Jackson roads just after 5 a.m. and found the man's car half-submerged in water.
Firefighters responded to the scene, but the driver had already gotten out of his Toyota Sequoia and walked through the high water to get to safety.
A nearby water gauge measured approximately 2 1/2 feet to 3 feet high.
The man's daughter arrived at the flooded area with another SU, and the pair attached a rope to the half-submerged vehicle to the daughter's SUV, eventually towing the car out of the floodwater.
A crew with the city of San Antonio responded to check on the barricade.
Officials with the city are reminding people that the roadblocks are out there for a reason. Those who see a barricade on the road are asked to leave them where they are and to not drive around them.
#UPDATE the mans daughter was able to tow him out of the high water. We just spoke with @COSAGOV crews who say barricades are blocking off roads for a reason. DO NOT MOVE THEM OR DRIVE AROUND THEM. pic.twitter.com/QMyhzpH3Ue— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) September 22, 2018
This is the situation in 4100 block of Sleepy Hollow off Huebner. Man just got out and walked off, firefighters were here moments ago. No one injured, but SUV isn’t going anywhere. Be smart and be safe in rain! pic.twitter.com/zp0wXdzjx1— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) September 22, 2018
It appears the driver is not waiting for the flooding to go down, he is attaching a rope to another vehicle to get his SUV out of this high water. He has been stuck here for about an hour now. pic.twitter.com/6Ro2xPX8TU— KSAT Max Massey (@MaxMasseyTV) September 22, 2018
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