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

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.

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“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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