Heavy Rainfall Leads to Flooded Underpass

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Published on October 5 2013 8:28 pm
Last Updated on October 5 2013 8:28 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Saturday's heavy early afternoon rainfall led to a flooded Fayette Avenue underpass and flooded intersections throughout Effingham and the surrounding area.

Saturday's cloudburst was more than Effingham's storm sewer system could absorb in such a short amount of time.

The car seen here was eastbound through the underpass until the vehicle literally flooded out.  A tow truck had to be called to remove the vehicle.  A city police officer is seen checking on the welfare of the car's occupants.