Ooltewah company uses tow truck to help employees stuck by flooding
Heavy rains Monday caused problems for some drivers across the Tennessee Valley when water flooded some roads.
Part of one road was flooded so badly employees at an Ooltewah business could not leave; but, the company found a way to make sure all employees made it home safely.
"When I pulled up, I saw an Olympic-sized swimming pool out here that we had not had," said John Jauregui, describing what he saw when he pulled in for work at Armstrong Relocation on Monday.
Some drivers chose to risk going through the water, but Jauregui would not.
The rain caused a pond to flood over Relocation Way so badly employees could not get to or from work.
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So, Billy Sellers stepped in to help.
"Everybody, they were all nervous and afraid to drive across it, you know," Sellers said. "But it ain't so bad in the big truck!"
That big truck is the company’s tow truck. Sellers drives it.
"Just helping the co-workers to get out of here," Sellers said.
Car after car, Sellers helped stranded employees find a safe way home, since every road around the office was flooded.
All of the co-workers Channel 3 spoke with were happy they were not stranded.
"There just taking care of us,” said Jauregui “That's very good. You don't have too many places [like that].”
Channel 3’s Storm Alert Team is keeping track of flooded roads across the Tennessee Valley.