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Firefighters trapped by high water in Lewis County

Emergency crews were called out to homes and roads in Lewis County Wednesday morning to help people stranded by high water.

The conditions were so treacherous that even some firefighters ended up stuck in the water.

Some people who live in Lewis County say the flooding was the worst they've seen in at least 20 years.

High water pushed the creek running along Highway 344 out of its banks. The water then crossed the road, got over a bridge, then stranded some people whose driveways were underwater.

Some firefighters who were called out overnight to help people stranded in a trailer found themselves stuck as the water rose.

They were able to wait out the flood until the water went back down.

Emergency officials say they plan to patrol more of Lewis County throughout the afternoon, looking for roads to clear and people who need any help.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries in Lewis County because of the flooding.


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