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Northeast flooding leads to road closures, stranded motorists

Updated: Monday, September 30 2013, 03:46 PM MDT
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Joshua Zuber

EL PASO, Texas -

Northeast El Paso, like most of the Borderland, saw a lot of rain, which led to flooding.

"It's been a long time since it's happened -- since 2006, I think. It's pretty cool to me," James Furman said.

Everyone KFOX 14 talked to said they saw several drivers having a tough time getting through the flooded streets. 

"Cars (were) getting stranded though the puddles, man. They're so high. You are not going to make it through, especially those little cars," Carlos Corrales said.

KFOX 14 ran into someone with that very problem.

"When I got out of work, this looked like a river and I got stuck there," Maria Ocadiz said.

"A man with a Jeep was able to push my car out and now my car is just here, and it won't start. I don't know what happened. I didn't think it was that deep or else I would have gone another way. It was tremendous with all this rain," Ocadiz added.

With such conditions Thursday, some people we talked to had this advice.

"The best thing to do is stay home!" Furman said.

As for rain totals Thursday, a staff member at the El Paso National Weather Service office said he measured more than 5 inches of rain in the Northeast.

He tweeted "Deja Vu 2006."

The summer of 2006, El Paso experienced major flooding around the city and county.

Northeast flooding leads to road closures, stranded motorists
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