Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Lexington that blocked a number of streets Friday night.
In one case, firefighters rescued a man stuck in his car as water rose around it at North Broadway and New Circle Road, under the R.J. Corman railroad overpass, police Lt. Matt Brotherton said.
Firefighters waded in and got the man, who was not hurt.
In another case, three people clambered on top of a Toyota Camry to stay above the water, according to a report police received.
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There were at least a dozen instances of streets being blocked by high water as rain fell too quickly for storm drains to handle.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Lexington and nearby areas at 6:50 p.m.
The service said an inch to two inches of rain had already fallen and that forecasters expected flooding to begin soon. They were right; reports started pouring in from around the city not long after.
WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey reported that 3.94 inches of rain fell at the station on Winchester Road in just over four hours Friday.
High water receded from streets within a couple of hours in most places.