Woman Trapped In Flooded Car Rescued By Plymouth Firefighters

Firefighters had to come to the rescue of a woman trapped in her car on Warren Avenue Tuesday morning, as the ocean breached the seawall and flooded the street.

Staff report

PLYMOUTH – Firefighters had to come to the rescue of a woman trapped in her car on Warren Avenue Tuesday morning, as the ocean breached the seawall and flooded the street.

The woman’s beige Cadillac had, evidently, stalled in the more than foot of water flooding Warren Avenue. Warren Avenue resident Michael Clark said his car was able to pass as he traveled in the other direction.

“I turned around when I saw her stop, but the Fire Department was there in seconds,” he said.

Clark parked in one of the adjunct parking lots at the former Bert’s Restaurant location on Warren Avenue, and watched as firefighters waded into the water to rescue the trapped driver.

Fire Chief Ed Bradley said firefighters helped the woman from her car after she got stuck at the entrance to Plymouth Beach at 8:54 a.m. There was approximately a foot of water in the road at the time and it was still an hour before high tide.

Police and state highway crews shut down the road, detouring traffic around the area along the M Road, Clifford Road and Cliff Street.

The woman was cold and wet and needed a ride, but declined medical attention at the hospital, Bradley said.

There were no power outages in Plymouth related to the storm by late morning, but school was cancelled for the fourth time this school year. School officials initially hoped to open with a two-hour delay, but conditions worsened, prompting the cancellation of all classes.

A motorist in South Plymouth was shaken, but not injured when snow crashed down on his vehicle on a highway underpass.

The driver was traveling under Route 25 on Bourne Road when a plow working on the highway above plowed snow onto his vehicle, cracking the vehicle's windshield.

Bradley said flooding on this section of Warren Avenue and also on a patch of Taylor Avenue are common occurrences in Plymouth during a storm.

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