On Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 3:56 AM, Rochester Fire, Police, and Frisbie EMS were dispatched to Rochester Neck Road for a report of a vehicle sinking into the water.
Engine-2, Rescue-8, and Car-4 responded to the scene and found one vehicle off the side of the road in about 1 foot of moving water. The occupant of the vehicle had self-rescued prior to the arrival of the fire department and was safe on the road. The occupant was assessed by EMS and released.
Officials on scene decided the vehicle would be left in place until the water receded, so it could be removed safely. Rochester Neck Road remains closed. Please seek other routes.
Many rivers and streams have water levels that are very high or have come out of their banks. City officials will be monitoring. Please report any flooding concerns to Rochester Public Safety Dispatch (603-330-7128) or call 911 for any emergencies.
The Rochester Fire Department would like to send these reminders:
- STAY AWAY FROM ALL FLOOD WATERS. There are many hazards associated with flood water whether it is moving or not.
- NEVER ATTEMPT TO CROSS WATER THAT IS CROSSING THE STREET, whether in a vehicle or not. Water is very powerful when it is moving and can also degrade the road to the point of failure. Vehicles can be swept away in inches of water, and roads can also unknowingly become damaged or washed out under the water, and the weight of a vehicle can be the trigger for disaster.