1 dead after vehicle driven into floodwaters close road


CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — One person was found dead in a vehicle driven into floodwaters that covered a closed road in Carlsbad after heavy rain drenched southeastern New Mexico, authorities said.
The State Police was investigating the Tuesday night incident, news outlets reported.
The identity of the person found dead in the vehicle that overturned was not immediately released.
A shelter was opened at a Carlsbad elementary school for residents of a neighborhood evacuated because of rising water but most people chose to stay with family and friends.
The National Weather Service extended a flood warning issued for the Carlsbad area through Wednesday night and said minor flooding was expected.
The Pecos River was expected to crest at 1.5 feet (0.5 meter) above flood stage Wednesday afternoon then fall below flood stage later Wednesday afternoon, the weather service said.
Flooding of numerous city streets and roads in outlying roads was expected, the weather service said.


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