Tuesday AM commute slow, dangerous

Car submerged at Outer Loop and Minors Lane
Car submerged at Outer Loop and Minors Lane
Flooding at Zib & Minors Lanes
Flooding at Zib & Minors Lanes

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - As the rain came down overnight and early Tuesday morning, the problems added up across Kentuckiana.

Minors Lane seemed to be an area slammed the hardest by Mother Nature, starting at Outer Loop. The rush of rain proved too much even for a semi that was hauling a load of cars.

With water up to the wheels, the semi couldn't go any more, forcing the driver to abandon it; but if that's not enough, it was an even more dramatic scene just feet away.

A car became completely submerged, swallowed up by a fast-forming river on the road. Thankfully police say everyone inside the car got out safely.  Police were called to Outer Loop & Minors on reports of high water, then later discovered the car.

Despite the dramatic images, not everyone heeded the message from police to "turn around, don't drown"

Cars treaded through the intersection of Minors and Zib Lanes at the Woodland Estates.  Even people pushed through -- with one person deciding to brave the elements and simply walk through.

For others, it's a nasty wake-up call.  Some homeowners along Minors Lane woke up with a sub-merged car and a sub-merged front door, with pretty much everyone just hoping to stop dodging drops from the wet and windy weather.

River levels are now becoming a huge concern; in fact, part of the Ohio River along Riverfront Park could be at flood stage come late Wednesday night.  That will no doubt impact the marquee event Thunder Over Louisville.

Stay with WAVE 3 News, wave3.com, and the WAVE 3 Weather Team for the latest forecast and Thunder information.

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