Thunderstorms cause flooding, other problems in Broward and Palm Beach

Pouring rain resulted in flooded roads late Thursday across northern Broward and southern Palm Beach counties.

Scattered thunderstorms throughout South Florida brought in heavy rainfall and strong winds, between 45 and 55 miles per hour, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Ross.

At about 7:30 p.m., as the worst of the weather passed, a car veered off the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 and into a canal about a mile north of the Hillsboro Boulevard exit.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said rescue crews arrived to find a car submerged into a feeder canal that goes into the Hillsboro canal. Five firefighters and a deputy went into the water, broke one of the car’s windows and pulled out a man, he said.

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