Car hydroplanes into runoff creek on south side of Carterville, Mo.; Chase Bullman Meteorologist rain totals, 2.9″ at Joplin broke a record

Joplin News First

CARTERVILLE, Mo. — About 11:15 a.m. Saturday Jasper County Emergency 9-11 were alerted to reports of a vehicle off Proserity Road into a runoff creek in Carterville city limits.

Duenweg Fire Dept, Carterville Police, METS responded.

The passenger car was in about three feet of water in a runoff creek, south of HH Hwy on AA/Prosperity. All occupants were out safely. No one was injured.

After everyone was out the vehicle slipped further down into the creek and drain under the road. Permission was granted by the property owner to access the fence so the car could be pulled out. There was no damage to property. Cardinal Towing removed the vehicle.

AT THE INITIAL TIME OF OUR ARTICLE IT WAS 2.6” EVENTUALLY THE TOTAL WAS 2.9”.

Rainfall totals so far for the day… That’s a lot of rain for a few spots…

Posted by Meteorologist Chase Bullman on Saturday, October 23, 2021

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