Vehicle Had To Be Rescued After Driving on Flooded Roadway

Military Police, OPP Resources Diverted from Flood Relief Efforts

A driver not only endangered themselves, but also the first responders that had to come get them.

Bracebridge OPP say River Road was clolsed due to flooding Wednesday, but a motorist alllegedly ignored the signage there and drove on the road anyway. Police say the flood waters overtook the engine, causing it to stall.

Resources from military police and the OPP then had to be diverted from flood relief efforts to rescuing the vehicle’s occupants.

Police add the woman driving was doing so with a suspended licence.