Tractor-trailer, Car Submerged in Flooded Road

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 14:48:59-04

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    PITTSTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WNEP) — A tractor-trailer and a car were submerged on a flooded road in Luzerne County Monday morning.

The two vehicles became stuck in the water on Oak Street in Pittston Township.

A picture from a viewer shows the truck driver standing on the hood of his rig waiting to be rescued.

No one was hurt. Oak Street is closed until the water recedes.

There was a similar scene on Route 92 in Exeter where water rose quickly at a bridge project.

The contractor tells Newswatch 16 he didn’t expect this much rain, and the pump that redirects the creek couldn’t keep up, leaving a Bobcat and a mini excavator submerged.

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