MADISON COUNTY, Iowa — Two people had to be rescued in Madison County after their vehicles became submerged during flash flooding.
Authorities were called out to a stretch of Pitzer Road flooded by the North River between Earlham and Winterset at about 4:30 a.m. A woman said water was rushing in her car.
Shortly before, another driver traveling at the speed limit northbound hit the water covering the road and spun out. His vehicle was washed downstream.
The Iowa State Patrol, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, as well as a water rescue crew with a boat made their way to the two people.
The woman waited on top of her car while the man hung from a tree nearby. They were both pulled to safety.
They didn’t require treatment.
Authorities recommend drivers to turn around if they encounter flooded roads.