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Heavy rains caused flooding in Massachusetts, Rhode Island leaving driver clinging to tree to be rescued



Photo courtesy of Norwood Fire Department

Heavy rains brought flooding throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island Wednesday morning resulting in multiple rescues, including one in Norwood.

According to the fire department, just before 5:30 a.m., Norwood Fire and Police responded to Upland Road near Washington Street for a vehicle in the water.

Upon arrival, crews found 1 vehicle fully submerged and a single occupant that had self-extricated prior to arrival but was unable to swim and hanging on to a tree.

Firefighters quickly deployed a rescue swimmer in a survival suit to remove the person who was then transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Upland Road remains closed from Washington to Everett Street.

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