Windsor hit hard by heavy rain, flooding

WINDSOR - One of the areas hit hard by Tuesday's heavy rains is the town of Windsor, where several streets saw high water and stalled cars.

On Moon Glow Drive, the drive was anything but glowing.

"The streets were pretty bad, and then I drove up our street and I didn't even know if I was going to get into my driveway," resident Kelly Kline said. "It was so bad."

Water here, there and everywhere could be seen around parts of Windsor. Residents on Moon Glow Drive would like to see better drainage there, in part because of the standing water, and because drivers found out the hard way that cars and flooding don't mix.

"I was like "stop! Don't do it!,'" Kline said when she saw a driver trying to get down the street. "We know how bad it gets right there, because we deal with it every time it rains."

Her neighbor, Bryan Comiskey, saw the same thing.

"A woman came driving through there and the water came over her hood and that was about it with her," he said.

So, Comiskey put on his waders and went to help Joan Fry navigate out of the water with no working engine.

"I'm going to have to bake him a cake or something, right?" Fry said, after Comiskey helped push her car out of the water.

A few miles away on East Garden Drive, there was more water and more stuck vehicles. Work crews with the town of Windsor shut down the road.

"The water was coming up to my screen door, so it was in my kitchen," said Kelly Gregg, who lives on the road.

Gregg decided she would spend the night at her best friend's house instead of struggling through water to get out.

"I had to have my best friend come get me through a back entrance, and I just had to walk through the water," she said.

With more rain expected Wednesday, people on flooded streets in Windsor said they hope drivers will avoid standing water, not just to avoid getting stalled, but to also keep water from getting pushed onto their properties whenever a vehicle goes by.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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