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Truck Driver Stranded by High Water in Maryland


As continual heavy rain and thunderstorms in Maryland cause dangerous flash flooding, as one trucker stranded under a bridge, recently saw the worse of it. Jose Cruz, of Frankford Towing, was forced to the top of his vehicle by rising water, leaving him no choice but to wait and hope for rescue.

Usually the bridge along Erdman Avenue floods with just knee high water, according to police. But during this particular downpour, flooding reached 7 to 10 feet. “I’ve never seen anything like it before,” he said. Big chunks of ice, trees toppled over and cars floating by were all caused by the raging thunderstorm and filmed by camera crews from CBS Baltimore.

Flooding underneath that bridge alone Erdman Avenue shut down northbound and southbound traffic for several hours.

Although there were several reported close called, no one was injured during the flooding.

Source: www.baltimore.cbslocal.com


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