VIDEO: Flood waters trap vehicles in Phoenix, motorists rescued

PHOENIX - Sixteen people had to be rescued after water took over an intersection in Phoenix.

It all played out Tuesday evening near 19th Avenue and Dobbins Road.

Phoenix Fire crews said as many as 10 cars were stranded in the area after high waters rushed the roadway.

One adult male was taken from the scene in critical condition. Officials said he suffered some kind of medical episode.

Phoenix Fire told ABC15 the conditions were so rough in the area that even some of their vehicles got stuck in the mess. That made the rescue mission even more difficult.

People like Marlene Montano are just glad they made it out okay.

“I was like, 'I think my car is going to get washed away!'” explained Marlene. “I was on the phone with 911 and I asked if I should get out of my car. And they said if you can get out safely and get on your roof then absolutely, do it. And that’s what I did.”

Watch videos of the incident embedded below.



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Additional video from 19th Avenue and Dobbins near the scene of the rescue showed water flooding the roadway as storms pounded the area. Watch the second video in the player above.

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