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Flash flooding in Cedar Rapids prompts dozens of driver rescues

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Water overloads a storm drain on Rockford Road in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Eric Page, KWWL) Water overloads a storm drain on Rockford Road in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Eric Page, KWWL)
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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Cedar Rapids police and fire crews were busy Thursday night, responding to dozens of stranded vehicles in flash-flood situations around town.

No injuries were reported as of 10 p.m. Thursday, but police helped motorists and their passengers in more than 20 vehicles after nearly four inches of rain caused major flash flooding throughout the community, according to Greg Buelow with the City of Cedar Rapids.

Areas that flash flooding has been particularly severe include:

Council Street NE between Collins and 42nd Street

Ellis Boulevard from Edgewood Road NW area to approximately F Avenue NW

Center Point Road NE between 29th Street to 42nd Street

Wiley Boulevard SW between 16th Avenue and Williams Boulevard

Portions of Glass Road between Edgewood Road and I-380

Buelow said motorists should remember that vehicles can float away in as little as 6 inches of water, and that drivers should "turn around, don't drown."

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