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Officials rescue 10 motorists stuck in standing water during storms

Officials had to rescue 10 drivers that got stuck in standing water during Monday night's storms. (Source: WALB) Officials had to rescue 10 drivers that got stuck in standing water during Monday night's storms. (Source: WALB)
Firefighters ask drivers to continue to use caution Tuesday night, and watch for standing water. (Source: WALB) Firefighters ask drivers to continue to use caution Tuesday night, and watch for standing water. (Source: WALB)
Chief Ron Rowe with Albany Fire Department (Source: WALB) Chief Ron Rowe with Albany Fire Department (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

After almost 7 inches of rain in around 24 hours in Albany, roads are still drying out Tuesday night.  

The storms kept first responders busy.

Albany Firefighters were called out ten times to help motorists, who were stuck in flooded roads because of standing water.

Firefighters had to rescue at least ten drivers and the people in their vehicles after those cars were disabled in high water.

Firefighters said that no one was injured, but they ask drivers to continue to use caution Tuesday night, and watch for standing water.

"As dry as it has been we're looking for that to absorb into the ground, and there won't be a lot of standing water around. But anytime you have water standing anywhere, you should not drive your vehicle through it," explained Chief Ron Rowe with Albany Fire Department.

At least ten drivers found that out the hard way Monday night. And firefighters are continuing to warn drivers to turn around and don't drown.

There were still a few roads that were blocked by warning cones in Albany and Dougherty County on Tuesday, but because of the drought conditions, the water has drained off most of them.  

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