York firefighters rescue motorist after car gets stuck in floodwater

A firefighter at the scene. Photograph: NYFRS Acomb 2 on Twitter
4 Nov 2020 @ 7.51 am
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Firefighters have appealed to motorists to take care around floodwater after a rescue last night (Tuesday).

Crews from Acomb were called out at 6.24pm after a car drove into floodwater at Upper Poppleton and became stuck.

Firefighters rescued the driver, and made the car safe to prevent it being a hazard in the road. 

Afterwards Acomb firefighters said on Twitter: “PLEASE don’t be tempted to drive into flood water, turn around and find alternative routes.

“Already we’ve had to rescue one!”