Flooding Strands Drivers in Columbus Area


Heavy rain Monday caused flash flooding on roadways across Columbus, Upper Arlington and Worthington Tuesday night.

High water stranded drivers on Henderson Road just west of Olentangy River Road after nearly 2 inches of rain fell in just a few of hours…

Underneath this railroad overpass several cars got stranded in the high water.

Viewers also sent 10TV images of the flooding.

A car tried to drive through dangerously high water on Knightsbridge in Upper Arlington.

In parts of Upper Arlington and Worthington, people also used kayaks and canoes to get down the road.

Not everyone was completely upset about the high water.

An Upper Arlington dog park was also flooded by the heavy rain. 

"It's pretty crazy," said Melissa Magnani.  "I've never seen the rains this bad since I've been in Columbus and usually we take them to the lake but now we don't have to do that."

Doppler 10 meteorologist Eric Elwell says there are some important safety tips to keep in mind:

· Just 6 inches of water can sweep a person off their feet.

· Only 2 feet of water can float a car.

· Never Attempt to cross a flooded roadway, especially at night.

· Turn Around, Don't Drown.