2 men rescued in Cave Creek after trying to cross flooded road
Two people were rescued after their vehicle was stranded amid flooding in the Cave Creek area early Wednesday, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
Two men reportedly attempted to cross a flooded roadway in their work truck near Rockaway Hills Road and New Cahava Ranch, the Sheriff's Office said.
The men then got stranded in the floodwaters and were able to climb on top of the white pickup truck to wait for rescue, authorities said.
Daisy Mountain Fire responded to the scene and both men were rescued without injury just after 8 a.m., according to the Sheriff's Office.
The rescue came as heavy showers moved across the Valley, causing weather warnings and evacuations in some areas across the state.
“Remember, DO NOT drive into water of unknown depth. One water rescue already this morning is too many,” said the National Weather Service in a Wednesday morning tweet following the Cave Creek rescue.
The weather service advised drivers in areas north and east of the Phoenix area to be aware of road closures due to flooding and to be prepared to seek alternative routes as flood warnings remain in effect.
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