Monroe Co. man rescued from roof of car trapped in flooded roadway


MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) – Heavy rain trapped one man on the roof of his car in Monroe County early Thursday.

Monroe County Dispatch confirmed a man called 9-1-1 around midnight to report the flooding along Murray’s Chapel Road.

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Dispatchers coached him out of his car safely during the flooding and onto the car roof to wait for rescue crews.

After about an hour and a half, the man was successfully rescued. No injuries have been reported.

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