Appomattox County first responders dispatched to multiple submerged vehicles, crashes since Thursday

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Concord first responders cleared their second water rescue call of the night around 5:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, after remnants of Hurricane Zeta resulted in flooding across Appomattox County. (Photo: Courtesy Concord Volunteer Fire Department)

Concord first responders cleared their second water rescue call of the night around 5:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, after remnants of Hurricane Zeta resulted in flooding across Appomattox County. (Photo: Courtesy Concord Volunteer Fire Department)

APPOMATTOX COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — First responders in Appomattox County had a busy Thursday night and Friday morning as they were dispatched to multiple calls about crashed or submerged vehicles amid the flooding that resulted from Hurricane Zeta.

According to the Concord Volunteer Fire Department, crews responded to two vehicle crashes the evening of Thursday, Oct. 29, including one rollover into an embankment on Oxford Furnace Road.

In addition, the crews from Appomattox Volunteer Fire Department, Appomattox Rescue, Concord Volunteer Fire Department, and CAST (Appomattox Concord Swiftwater Team) were dispatched to Trents Mill Road at Washout Gap for a vehicle in the river on Thursday evening.

However, Appomattox fire officials say all occupants were safe.

Meanwhile, Appomattox County Rescue Squad posted on social media around 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, that there are many road closures in the county due to flooding, which has led to many calls for emergency crews about vehicles being swept away.

According to Facebook posts from the Appomattox and Concord volunteer fire departments between 5:30 and 5:45 a.m. on Friday, Appomattox crews responded to three submerged vehicles within eight hours of the post, and Concord crews just finished their second water call of the night.

“We ask that during heavy rains such as this that you pay extra attention to your surroundings and remember turn around don’t drown,” the Concord Volunteer Fire Department wrote.

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