Drivers Stall Out as Roads Flood

A quick moving storm in St. Joseph Monday afternoon created a mess for drivers.

By Jonathan Cooper |

Published 07/06 2015 10:52PM

Updated 07/06 2015 11:14PM

Water rushing across the road, cars stranded in the street, traffic stalled on the interstate.

A quick moving storm Monday afternoon created quite the scene in northwest Missouri.

More than 2 inches of rain fell in less than an hour.

For areas suspeptible to flooding, drivers quickly found themselves stranded.

Cassandra Rivers tried to drive through a flooded Starbucks parking lot in St. Joseph.

"I was cutting through the parking lot and there was a car in front of me and it went through fine," said Rivers. "When I got there, then the left side came and water came from nowhere."

The water got so high, it knocked the license plate off of her car and left standing water inside.

"I learned a valuable lesson," said Rivers.

Rivers says she got scared and climbed out of the window.

Now, she's working with her insurance company to figure out what's next.

"If it's not repairable, then it's a total loss," said Rivers.

Further south in Agency, water from Pigeon Creek flooded the intersection of Route FF and Route H.

Drivers on I-29 pulled to the side of the interstate as the storm passed.

One of those drivers was Bob Stinson and his family who are driving their RV from Georgia to Alaska.

"Fortunately, pulled into a rest stop that was full of trucks and other cars, but we rode it out until it passes," said Stinson.

Stinson said they're used to snow but wanted to make sure they were safe as heavy rains hammered northwest Missouri.

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