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Water up to truck's windows, driver calls for help

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

A driver who tried to cross a flooded road had water up to the windows before calling for help Friday morning.

Rescue crews were called to Lake Street, just north of Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls just before 9 a.m. Officials on the scene said a woman driving a Chevy Silverado thought she could cross, despite the water over the road. When the engine took in water and the truck stalled, she called for help.  The driver had to be rescued from the truck by boat, and was not hurt.

The scene had several people camping at Big Woods Lake huddled at the water's edge to watch the rescue.  Emergency officials remained on the scene until a tow truck arrived.  

People familiar with the area say Lake Street is one of the first areas to flood during high waters. "Road Closed" signs were posted because of the high water.

The woman, in her late 40s, is cited with operating on a closed road.  Police say she is a local resident of Cedar Falls and also lives in that area of the city. 

 

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