Unoccupied Vehicle Found In Flooded Parkway ‘Bathtub’

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BOB ALLEN, KDKA TV NEWS ON PITTSBURGH’S CW. BACK NOW TO BREAKING NEWS AT THAT VERY SAME LOCATION WHERE THERE’S A VEHICLE STUCK THERE RIGHT NOW, YOU’RE LOOKING AT A LIVE PICTURE. AMY WATAS IS ON THE SCENE. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE TRYING TO GET IN THE CAR, WHAT’S GOING ON. THE RESCUE CREWS WENT OVER THERE. AND OPENED BOTH OF THE DOORS THAT YOU CAN SEE HERE. AND HAD A RESCUE BOAT THAT THEY WERE BRINGING WITH THEM. AND IT APPEARS THAT NO ONE IS INSIDE. THANK GOODNESS NO ONE IS INSIDE. SO THEY’RE JUST GOING AROUND TO THE OTHER SIDE TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN SEE ON THIS SIDE. BUT IT APPEARS FROM WHAT WE SEE. AND WHAT POLICE ARE SIGNALING, THAT NO ONE IS INSIDE THIS SILVER CHRYSLER HERE. I GUESS THE QUESTION IS WHO WAS INSIDE? HOW MANY PEOPLE? AND HOW DID THEY GET OUT? I WAS ASKING THE FIRE CHIEF A SHORT TIME AGO, HOW SOMEBODY COULD GET OUT AND GET ACROSS WITH HOW COLD THE WATER IS HERE. AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, AS YOU CAN SEE, THE WATER IS NOT VERY DEEP, THAT MAN RIGHT THERE IS STANDING. AND IT’S NOT EVEN UP COMPLETELY TO HIS WAIST. I GUESS YOU COULD GET ACROSS AND OF COURSE YOU’LL BE FREEZING WHEN YOU DO THAT. BUT THAT’S THE NEXT QUESTION, WHO OWNS THIS CAR? AND HOW IT ENDED UP IN THIS SITUATION. CLEARLY 911 WASN’T CALLED TO RESCUE THIS PERSON EARLIER. BECAUSE THEY JUST FIRST LEARNED OF THIS WHEN I CALLED 911. AROUND A QUARTER TO 10:00. SO WE DON’T KNOW HOW THIS PERSON GOT OUT AND WHAT HAPPENED. SO I GUESS POLICE AND EMERGENCY CREWS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT NOW HOW TO GET THE CAR OUT OF HERE AND PULL IT OUT. AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS PROBLEM, YET AGAIN HAS HAPPENED TODAY. THIS IS THE THIRD CAR THAT’S GOTTEN STUCK HERE IN THE BATHTUB ON 376 TODAY. YOU JUST SAW BOB’S PIECE A SHORT TIME AGO. IF I CAN STRESS TO EVERYBODY THAT’S WATCHING, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH HERE. DO NOT. I KNOW THE STEELERS GAME IS TOMORROW. THAT WAS ANOTHER BIG CONCERN WITH SOME ROAD CLOSURES AROUND THE CITY, FOR THE GAME TOMORROW. THAT IT MIGHT CREATE SOME EXTRA HEADACHES FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO GET AROUND BECAUSE THE WAY THAT THEY TYPICALLY GO TO THE GAME THEY CAN’T GO BECAUSE OF SOME ROADS BEING SHUT DOWN. THE TENTH STREET BYPASS IS FLOODED. YOU CAN’T GO THERE. YOU CAN’T GO THROUGH HERE. SO PLEASE, OBSERVE ALL THE SIGNS THAT YOU SEE AROUND THE CITY. WHEN IT SAYS ROAD CLOSED, THE ROAD IS CLOSED. DO NOT GO THROUGH. OR YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF STUCK IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS OR IT COULD TURN OUT EVEN WORSE. AND BE STUCK INSIDE FOR A WHILE OR GET HURT. SO WE DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT HAPPEN TO ANYBODY. SO I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW THAT. WE LOOK AT THESE LIVE PICTURES, IT’S A REMINDER TO US OF JUST HOW VALUABLE OUR EMERGENCY WORKERS ARE. IT’S BITTER COLD OUT THERE TONIGHT. AND SCENES LIKE THIS HAVE BEEN PLAYING ALL DAY IN DIFFERENT AREAS WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF SUCCESSFUL RESCUES BY THESE GUYS, AND WOMEN, THEY DO A GREAT JOB, AND IT’S JUST A REMINDER OF HOW VALUABLE THEY ARE. WE’LL CHECK BACK IN WITH YOU A LITTLE BIT LATER, AMY, IT LOOKS LIKE SO FAR THEY HAVEN’T FOUND ANYONE THERE. BUT YOU RAISED THE QUESTION,

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