Deputies complete first water rescue of 2013

CREATED Jan 26, 2013

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Web Producer: Taylor Higgins

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Saturday's rain led to the first river rescue of the year, and the rain is expected to continue throughout the weekend. 

Pima County deputies and emergency crews with the Rural/Metro Fire Department responded to the CDO Wash on Overton Road just after 10:30 Saturday after reports came in about a car stuck in the wash, according to Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Once on scene, crews discovered that the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle needed help getting out of the vehicle, Peine said.

Crews assisted the driver who was able to escape the vehicle without injury, according to Peine.

The roadway is now closed to prevent other motorists from getting stuck in the wash.  

Rain is expected to continue intermittently throughout the day Saturday and there is a 40 percent chance of rain Sunday. Plus, the forecast calls for more Valley rain through the middle of the upcoming work week. 

Motorists should use caution when driving through flooded roadways and obey the "Road Closed" signs and other traffic laws. 

For more on the upcoming forecast, visit KGUN 9 On Your Side Weather.