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First Responders Get Trapped In, Rescued From Madison County Floodwaters

Posted at 7:29 PM, Feb 24, 2019

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Heavy rain wreaked havoc on roads in Madison County.

Fire responders were busy throughout the night rescuing people from cars trapped in floodwaters, including some of their own.

Late Saturday night, a Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy came around a curve on Oakley Wells Road, and unknowingly drove into a flooded mess.

On Sunday that road is still impassable.

Water rose up to the hood of the deputy cruiser, but he was able to get out safely. However, we’re told the car has a lot of damage.

Assistant Chief Ricky Greenwell, with White Hall Volunteer Fire Department, was on his way to another water rescue on Tates Creek Road, when he came across a fire truck struggling with the same issues that other drivers faced.

“There was a little water over the roadway. I believe he lost control and wasn’t able to get control back, and ended up in the ditch,” said Greenwell.

Greenwell’s crew of four stopped to help.

They shut down the road and directed traffic, so they could get their colleague out of the high water.

“We are a brotherhood and a sisterhood. We’re all family no matter what department or agency you’re with,” said Hall.