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Mother, daughter rescued from floodwater

UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Illinois State Police make an early morning rescue in flood water.

According to the Union County Sheriff's Department the call came in around 4:30 a.m. Sunday reporting a woman and her daughter had become stuck in high water over the roadway.

Heavy rains caused roads to flood in some parts of the Heartland overnight Sunday.

The mother and daughter were driving on north Lick Creek Road and apparently didn't see the road was flooded.

We're told Union County deputies couldn't get to the location because there were several flooded areas in low-spots on Lick Creek Road between the sheriff's department and the vehicle.

Dispatchers say an Illinois State Police trooper was closer to the mother and daughter. The trooper was able to reach the stranded motorists by getting on Lick Creek from Interstate 57, got them home safely.

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