VIDEO: Storm floods Kamloops underpass, swallows SUV
Tuesday night's (July 26) intense storm proved unlucky for one Kamloops driver.
The woman was driving in her Acura SUV south through the underpass at 10th Avenue, between Lorne and Victoria streets near the Pavilion Theatre, when her vehicle was submerged in about five feet of water.
Larry Danshuk said he received a call shortly after 8 p.m. from his daughter, saying her car was right under the water.
"She said she started down here [10th Avenue], the engine stalled and it kinda just sucked her down right down into the bottom," he told KTW.
The woman managed to get out of her car and a pair of Good Samaritans helped pull her to safety.
Danshuk said his daughter was scared, but otherwise unhurt.
After about an hour, a tow truck driver braved the muddy water and hooked up the car, pulling it to drier land.
"All that water, I don't know what's going to happen to it," he said of the luxury SUV that still had its lights on as it sat in the water.
Dozens of amazed residents also came out to take pictures of the unusual sight.
Danshuk said he has lived in Kamloops all his life and he's never seen anything like the amount of water that was dumped on the Tournament Capital during the storm.
"It doesn't rain in Kamloops," he joked.