Waddy woman rescued when rising water carries away her car

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Flash flood early Monday nearly sweeps away her car

By Lisa King

A drive home in torrential rain early Monday morning turned into a terrifying ordeal that required an heroic rescue of a woman from Waddy. Paula McCurdy had just left work at Love’s Truck Stop when she tried to drive her Buick Century across a flooded bridge on Bardstown Trail during the thunderstorms that pounded Shelby County. Rising waters from Waddy Branch seized her car and started to carry it away, sending her into a panic. “It happened just at that little bridge right before the railroad underpass,” she said.

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