Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Photo by Mark Pummell
Stalled
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A car remains partially submerged in floodwaters near Willshire after a 23-year-old Rockford woman drove around a roadclosed sign and attempted to navigate high water on Harner Road about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The car reportedly stalled out. Samantha Ridder, who told rescuers she was 5 months pregnant, was removed from the vehicle by firefighters via a utility pickup truck and reportedly was in good condition. Van Wert County Sheriff's deputies cited her for driving on a closed road; she faces a $110 fine and court costs. Sheriff's Deputy Brian Ellerbrock warned motorists to heed the high water warnings and never attempt to drive on flooded roadways.
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Today
80°
Thunderstorms Likely
70%
Tonight
66°
Thunderstorms Likely
69%
Tomorrow
79°
Chance Thunderstorms
33%
Tomorrow Night
61°
Chance Thunderstorms
33%
Thursday
82°
Partly Sunny
10%
Thursday Night
65°
Partly Cloudy
10%
Friday
84°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
20%
Friday Night
68°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
29%
Saturday
79°
Chance Thunderstorms
50%
Saturday Night
57°
Chance Thunderstorms
50%
Sunday
72°
Chance Thunderstorms
50%
Sunday Night
56°
Chance Thunderstorms
40%
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