Section Of Dougall Avenue Hit Hard By Flooding

Traffic is once again flowing on Dougall Avenue near South Cameron.

On Tuesday, the area underneath the rail tracks was closed for a number of hours after the road was flooded.

Mike Feery was visiting the city from St. Thomas when his vehicle got stuck.

He says about a dozen other vehicles were also stuck and some under water.

Feery says his minivan had plenty of water in it.

"Just everybody started getting backed up, as soon as they started stopping that was it.  The water it came from the hills, on the sides, it came down here, anybody that was stopped in the middle like I was just, there was no where to go."

Marcus Muresan was driving in the area with his brother Johnny when the flooding occurred.

He says they got out of their pick-up truck and assisted others.

Muresan says he they realized some drivers needed help.

"We noticed that, we couldn't go further because there was a bunch of people stuck so we just decided to start pushing the cars and helping other people out."

Feery says there was no where to go after the other vehicles got stuck.

"Up to the bottom of my seats. I own that van and it was up to the bottom of my seats. The whole back of my van was just six inches of water."

Marcus Muresan was driving in the area with his brother Johnny when the flooding occurred.

He says they got out of their pick-up truck and assisted others.

Muresan says the water was deep.

"When we came past our knees for sure, tripping over the median and everything."

Feery says the rain was coming down hard.

"I mean you couldn't see the islands. They were submerged so it was up that high and like I say it was up to the top of the wheel wells on my van so there was a lot of water."

Marcus Muresan and his brother Johnny were driving in the area when the flooding occurred.

"The situation it is what it is, one guy had a little medical condition so we tried to get him out first and other than that priority out so once one person got out and helped out everybody just came so it was a collaborative."

Feery says Windsor police did a great job handling the situation and the community stepped up and assisted one another.  

The only damage to his van, besides being wet was he lost his fan belt.