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Flooding Rescues Followed by Mini Ice Storm

Recent heavy rained caused the Henderson County Rescue Squad to respond to multiple incidents. The wet conditions caused icy conditions in some parts of Henderson County as the temperatures plummeted. 
Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress

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Several days of rain resulted in the Henderson County Rescue Squad responding to flood accidents on Tuesday and Wednesday, while freezing conditions on Thursday morning, February 24, 2022, left some residents without power due to a mini ice storm, with limbs and trees on the roadways, some slick road conditions, and school closures.

According to Clint Allen, at 4:12 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, a call came into to the Henderson County 911 Center that a vehicle that had been pushed off the road due to rising flood waters in the 2700 block of Hamlett Road, in Luray. The caller advised he was not injured but couldn’t exit the vehicle due to high water. The Henderson County Rescue Squad responded with a boat to help rescue the driver. Upon arrival, a wrecker had already arrived on scene and assisted the driver with getting to dry ground.

At 6:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, February 23rd, the Rescue Squad received another call for assistance in the 2000 block of Shady Hill Road that a vehicle had stalled out due to high water. The Rescue Squad arrived on scene at 6:53  a.m. and the driver was rescued within minutes. “We would like to remind everyone, do not drive through flooded roadways,” said Allen. “Turn around, don’t drown.”

Rain continued on Wednesday evening, with atmospheric temperatures on Thursday morning causing a mini ice storm. Tree limbs covered several roadways, with a temporary loss of power in the…

For the complete story, see the March 2nd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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