A recent swift water rescue has prompted the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department to remind residents of the dangers of driving into high water. Crews pulled residents from a submerged vehicle at a low water crossing west of Sedalia Tuesday morning. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Sheriff Kevin Bond:

Audio: Kevin Bond

Press Release from the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department

Pettis County Sheriff’s Deputies and Pettis County Firefighters were called to a low water crossing west of Sedalia Tuesday for a vehicle that had become submerged in flooded waters. Occupants of the vehicle were found on the roof of the vehicle attempting to escape the rushing water.

Warm temperatures have melted some of the snowfall but heavy snowpack still exists in some locations. These conditions have created flooded creeks and streams across the region, as well as water backup in areas not normally prone to flooding due to the inability of the water to flow.

Especially with the foggy conditions this morning, motorist are advised to be alert for flooding on roadways. Never drive into water that covers the road.