Woman arrested following rescue from flood water

A woman was rescued from the roof of her car that was partially submerged in floodwater Saturday afternoon in Grapevine.

Grapevine Police say the 50-year-old driver of a Honda Civic was driving on Grapevine Mills Blvd when she cut behind a gas station through a field to reach FM 2499. She immediately drove into flooded water on a closed area of FM 2499.

Police say the car was stuck in about 3-4 feet of water and that concrete barriers acted like a dam, keeping the car in place.

The woman was able to call for help and climb to the roof of her car through a sunroof. After nearly an hour and a half, officials were able to send a dump truck to rescue her. They had to leave her car behind until water recedes.

Following her rescue, she was arrested and charged with Disobeying Warning Signs and Barricades, a Class B Misdemeanor.

Police say she suffered no injuries and is just embarrassed.

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