trucker who tried to make it through high water caused by Hurricane
Isabel is still alive, thanks to state police and local firefighters
in Virginia, The Hampton Roads Daily Press reported recently.
trucker, who was not identified, had just driven around barricades
and crossed the James River Bridge in Newport News, VA, when he
lost site of the roadway under the water, and his rig went onto
bridge carries traffic from the Hampton Roads area across the river
near where it flows into Chesapeake Bay and onto the mainland not
far from Norfolk, VA. The area was hit hard by Hurricane Isabel,
experiencing flooding and heavy winds.
warnings were issued for the area, and state officials said all
vehicles – including trucks – should stay out of the storm’s path.
driver called authorities just before 7 p.m. Sept. 18 using his
cell phone to tell them he was in the water, the rig on its side
and beginning to flood, The Daily Press said. Authorities
arrived and rescued the trucker, bringing him to a local shelter
for the night
newspaper reported that the rig was carrying 40,000 pounds of magazines.
wasn't like he had emergency supplies that needed to be carried
through the hurricane," State Police spokesman Sgt. D.S. Carr