A news crew had an extremely close call when part of a bridge collapsed while they were on location reporting on a massive flood.
The Fox 46 crew, including reporter Amber Roberts, was on the Hiddenite Bridge in Alexander County, west of Winston-Salem, Thursday morning reporting on the flooding when a portion of the bridge collapsed into the rushing waters.
“This is INCREDIBLY SCARY” Roberts said as the bridge collapsed. “OK, we’re backing up, we’re backing up.”
Roberts kept her cool, and luckily, the crew was able to safely move off of the bridge.
However, others weren’t as fortunate.
Two were killed and three are still missing after the flood ran through a nearby campground. An additional 31 were rescued.
The missing child is a 1-year-old and the other two are adults, according Alexander County officials.
Multiple traffic fatalities are also connected to the flooding.
A driver drowned after running off the road and into flood water in Alexander County. Two others were killed when an SUV in Iredell County “hydroplaned” into another vehicle, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
The Charlotte Fire Department also reporting rescuing 143 people after a charter school flooded.
Several other North Carolina counties reported mudslides, flash flooding and power outages.
A flash flood warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. for much of the western part of the state.
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