Driver Ignores Flood Barricades, Becomes Stranded On Water Street

No one was reportedly injured after a vehicle became partially submerged on Water Street in the village of Falconer on Saturday. P-J photo by Noah Rankin

FALCONER — No one was injured after a vehicle became partially submerged and disabled on a flooded Water Street in the village of Falconer on Saturday afternoon.

Members of the Falconer Fire Department were summoned to the flooded road around 4:30 p.m. The driver of the BMW and a passenger were able to exit the vehicle before firefighters arrived.

Charles Piazza, Falconer fire chief, said barricades that read “Road Flooded” were installed around 3 a.m. after deep water submerged the area. Water Street was closed to traffic from East Elmwood Avenue to Lindquist Drive.

Piazza said it appeared the driver — who was not identified Saturday — navigated around the barricades before the vehicle became disabled in the deep water.

The BMW was later pulled from the water.

“People need to use caution when they’re out there and there’s the possibility of flooding,” Piazza told The Post-Journal.

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