A driver was rescued from a stalled vehicle as heavy rain flooded area roads Thursday night.
Authorities were dispatched approximately 9:30 p.m. to assist a motorist on Old Harrisburg Road about a half-mile north of Weaner Road in Straban Township.
“The initial report was a vehicle stranded in high water and the occupant was unable to exit the vehicle,” according to a post on the Gettysburg Fire Department Facebook page.
An Adams Regional Emergency Medical Services ambulance arrived and reported the “vehicle off the roadway with the occupant of the vehicle sitting on top of the car,” according to the post.
Personnel “assessed conditions and determined that it was safe to wade out to the driver” and “assisted the driver off the vehicle and out of the water,” according to the post. Emergency medical personnel evaluated the driver, and firefighters remained on the scene to assist with towing, according to the post.
Fire police were on the scene about 2.75 miles north of Gettysburg, and state police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation closed the road until water subsided, according to the post.
Fairfield firefighters were dispatched to provide boats, but the dispatch was canceled, according to the post.
About the same time, authorities were dispatched to flooded roads at several other sites, according to the Adams County website’s live incident page. Sites included: Kohler Mill and Fleshman Mill roads in Oxford Township; Carlisle Pike and Hanover Street in Oxford Township; Carlisle Pike and Green Springs Road in Berwick Township; Basehoar School and Whitehall roads in Union Township; Fish and Game Road in Reading Township; and Race Horse and Hostetter roads in Conewago Township.