A search and rescue effort was underway Thursday near Cold Springs and Owl Creek off of East Range Road at Lake Belton after a military vehicle was stranded in high water.

High water from heavy rain swamped roads and highways and left some drivers stranded and led to a rescue and search effort Thursday on Lake Belton.

Fort Hood says emergency personnel responded at around 11:20 a.m. after a light medium tactical vehicle carrying seven people was stuck in high water near Cold Springs and Owl Creek off of East Range Road.

“Emergency personnel have rescued six individuals and are still on the scene,” Fort Hood said in a brief statement.

A search was underway for the seventh person in the vehicle.

“Air support has been requested to assist in the search,” Fort Hood said.

On Highway 84 east of Waco, a pickup truck was washed into a ditch as the driver left a plant along the highway.

The driver escaped unharmed, but the truck was left almost submerged.

Earlier, high water closed down all lanes of Interstate 35 Thursday morning between Waco and Temple, but by late morning, traffic was moving again.

At one point, as much as three feet of water covered the main lanes of the highway near FM 1237 north of Temple.

Just before 10 a.m., the main lanes on the northbound side of the highway were reopened.

The southbound lanes opened at around 10:45 a.m.



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Featured Image – Salado creek overflowing on Thursday.  Shelby Waldrip – KWTX