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Woman ticketed after driving around flood barrier in Emporia

Posted at 4:40 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 13:40:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Emporia, Kansas, woman was cited early Thursday after becoming stuck in floodwaters after she drove around a flood barrier.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s office said Apryl Salendar, 19, drove around a barrier that had been erected due to high water and, once she did, her car was swept off the roadway.

Salendar called 911 for help just after 3 a.m., saying her car was stuck and she was on the roof.

Rescue crews brought Salendar back to safety about an hour later. After being checked out at a local hospital, she was cited for driving around the barricade.