Driver hydroplanes into Jackson County creek

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. --  A driver hydroplaned into a creek in Jackson County Friday morning.

The driver was on her way to work, traveling on County Road 30 between Woodville and Scottsboro when the car slid off the road.  "She was able to get out okay and get some help but her vehicle is obviously totaled," Jackson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said.

Water was quickly moving across the road Friday morning. Cars were still able to cross, but at slow going.

Crews responded to the scene, but needed divers to get the car out of the water. "When waters are this deep and this cold you don't generally want somebody to just walk off in it," explained Precision Towing & Recovery diver Ryan Hall, "If you're not trained, it can be very dangerous."

"We try to do as much training as possible to be prepared for situations like this, but you can never be fully prepared," he added.

The company was able to safely pull the car from the creek.

This wasn't the only weather-related call deputies responded to Friday morning. Other cars hydroplaned into ditches across the county. Luckily, there were no major injuries. "We had a report of a mud slide, rock slide, over on Highway 117 going up from Stevenson up to Flat Rock," Harnen said, "When the deputy got there he found that most of the debris was actually in the ditch and wasn't blocking the road."

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.