Car under water after flash flood hits Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – On Monday around 4:30 p.m., police found a car submerged under the North Union Street railroad overpass after a flash flood hit the area. No one was in the car.

The owner of the car was found and is having the car towed. The road has been shut down between Trinidad and Augusta streets until the water level lowers. 

There were no injuries.

According to the National Weather Service:

“Turn around, don’t drown!”

“Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be quickly swept away. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling. A foot of water will float many vehicles. Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) and pick-ups.”