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40 workers rescued from businesses in Swope Park Industrial area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A water rescue at the Swope Park Industrial Park near 75th and Spruce in Kansas City, Mo, Tuesday morning is now complete.

Water rescue underway near 75th & Spruce in Kansas City, Mo.

Fox 4's Kathy Quinn, who was at the scene, shared photos that showed a rescue crew walking through the high water with a boat to a group of people who appear to be stranded on the loading dock of a business in the area. Additional photos showed rescue crews pulling a group of people to dry land.

According to a source on the scene, there were 30 to 40 workers trapped. The workers reportedly came into work early, but then water came up so quickly that it left them trapped.

Everyone is okay, according to the rescue crews.

Electricity was shut off as a safety precaution but has since been restored.

First responders ask drivers to avoid 85th and Hickman, Gregory and Oldham and 75th and Monroe. These areas are flooded with the potential for water to possibly rise until crest, around noon Tuesday.

"Roadways that had water coverage and flooding will also be inspected prior to reopening, in addition to the bridges," officer Stacey Graves told Fox 4.

KCPD and KCFD have responded to 272 calls for water related issues since 10 p.m. Monday, 62 calls were for water rescue.

Officials are out inspecting bridges and roadways where water has receded. At this time, there are seven bridges closed awaiting inspection or for water to recede.
 

Water rescue underway near 75th & Spruce in Kansas City, Mo.

Water rescue underway near 75th & Spruce in Kansas City, Mo.

Water rescue underway near 75th & Spruce in Kansas City, Mo.

Water rescue underway near 75th & Spruce in Kansas City, Mo.

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