Deep water on road traps woman in car, prompting rescue in Granite Falls

Crews responded to a water rescue in Granite Falls after a flooded roadway nearly submerged a woman's car, trapping her inside.

At around 6:31 a.m. on Tuesday, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office announced that Engebretsen Rd. between 172nd Dr. NE and the 17000 block was closed due to water on the roadway. 

When FOX 13 crews arrived at the scene, the woman’s car was almost completely underwater – reaching up to the windshield. 

First responders at the scene said the woman was safely rescued and was in good condition.

RELATED: Snohomish County rivers flood dangerously close to where thousands of people live and work

Road closure signs have been placed in the area to prevent people from driving through this flooded area.


Pineapple Express chugs into Washington, Pacific Northwest triggering flood fears

Flood fears in the Pacific Northwest are growing as rivers and streams in Washington and Oregon start to rise thanks to a series of atmospheric river storms that are delivering heavy rain to the region, which is now melting mountain snow and sending water into low-lying areas.

According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), troopers have responded to more than a dozen collisions since midnight in Snohomish County.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings and flood watches for several rivers in Western Washington: 

  • Skykomish River (Flood Phase 2: Riverbank erosion and flood debris problems are possible)
  • Stillaguamish River (Minor flooding reported, higher water expected)
  • Snoqualmie River (Flood Phase 3: Moderate flooding expected in low-lying areas)
  • Tolt River (Flood Phase 2: Minor flooding expected)