Water rescue in Deer Creek flash flood on Manchester Road

ROCK HILL, Mo. — Drivers should beware as they head this morning. Several roads are flooded after the heavy rain overnight and this morning.

Emergency crews responded to flooding at Deer Creek that temporarily shut down Manchester Road. The water, which began receding quickly, flooded the area near the Train Wreck Saloon.

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Deer Creek overflowed its banks, which caused the flooding to begin around 3:50 a.m. A semi-driver was rescued from his vehicle by the Brentwood Fire Department using a boat, after the water rose rapidly while he was sleeping inside. Thankfully, he was unharmed. Another car was seen floating in the area, but it was empty.

Brentwood Fire Chief Ronnie Cottrell said that while the water was shallow, it was swift enough to carry away vehicles. The situation has largely resolved, with Manchester Road visible again and no injuries reported from the incident.

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