A Mascoutah, Illinois, woman and her three children are safe after being rescued after their car got caught on a flooded roadway Wednesday morning.
This happened at the intersection of Grodeon and Brickyard Roads in Mascoutah. But, Brickyard is under water. According to authorities, this street has been this way for several days. They say the woman drove around a "road closed" sign on Brickyard, which has also been there for several days.
"Somebody drove through the water," said St. Clair County Emergency Management Director Randy Lay. "Actually, the vehicle was floated up and drifted of into the culvert. It was a mother with one-year-old twins and a three year old in the vehicle. They were all strapped in the car seats, but she called 911 in a panic because she had three young children in the vehicle with her and was unable to move the vehicle."