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Women stranded in icy flooded waters at Springfield cemetery rescued

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(photos courtesy Springfield Fire Department) (photos courtesy Springfield Fire Department)

Two women who became stranded in a vehicle at St. Michaels Cemetery in Springfield Sunday had to be rescued by firefighters.

Springfield Fire Department Dennis Leger, Aid to the Fire Commissioner Bernard "B.J." Calvi, reported the rescue to Western Mass News just before 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The section of road at the cemetery tends to have water pool there, but this was enough to stop the car from running at all.

The 4 door sedan stalled out in icy flooded waters in a section of the road in the cemetery.  This was amidst weather conditions that left the region with heavy downpours at times on Sunday. 

An incident like today's reminds other drivers to be careful on the roads, especially after days of rain.

"You just have to be careful, especially when you're going downhill and there are big puddles. That water might come up into your engine and cause it to clog," said Chicopee resident, Matt Valentine.

"They were removed safely with no injuries reported," Leger told Western Mass News. 

St. Michaels Cemetery is located at 1601 State Street. 

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