Dothan Fire warns against driving as vehicles get stuck on their roads

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — You’ve heard us say it all day, and you’ve seen it for yourself: the dangers of flash floods and driving.

With all these storms usually come stranded cars.

One jeep in particular got stuck Wednesday morning at the intersection of Leona Street and Twitchell Road.

The water was about ankle deep at the time, but the vehicle was placed onto a tow truck and removed from the scene safety.

With these situations, Dothan Fire and Rescue have been fixing power outages, helping stranded drivers, and watching out for flooding.

Officials said go out only when absolutely necessary, and stay away from any excess water.

“Don’t cross standing water on the roadways,” Deputy Fire Chief Chris Etheredge said. “Don’t go into moving water. We’ve currently got a vehicle that’s stranded in some water, saw some video of people going trying to tie tow straps to that, and I would encourage everyone to stay out of the moving water.”

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