WYOMISSING, Pa. - It was a case of too much too fast as a storm dumped heavy rain on the region Thursday afternoon. Heavy rain poured down on Berks County, leading to extensive flooding. Within minutes, cars were submerged in water on State Hill Road in Wyomissing. "We had some vehicles that got stuck in that water, so, with the assistance of the fire department, we were able to get them safely out of their cars," said Lt. Thomas Endy, Wyomissing Police Department.
Police say their first priority was getting the drivers to safety. One of those submerged cars was able to drive away; another had to be towed. "It is best just to be careful. When you see standing water, stay out of it," said Endy. It is advice crews in Reading wish people had taken near Oley and Railroad streets. "The water was probably four or five foot deep here. Cars were trying to drive down through and getting stuck in the water. People were pushing their cars to the dry land," said Ronnie Cooling, Reading Public Works.