Newport Man Gets Stuck in the Mud

A Newport man says the roads haven’t recovered since the flooding two weeks ago.

Philip Denny says it’s so bad he got stuck. He got stuck, chest deep in a soft spot. Philip says eight families live along Highpoint Road, which is currently unusable.

Denny sent our TV Partner WVLT News multiple pictures showing him stuck, deep in the mud.

“I was stuck in the road and the rescue squad had to get me out. I was flown to UT medical center,” he said. “This is what the schools are expecting us to walk our kids (4 years old and up) through for school.” He said he and his brother-in-law had been putting materials in the road to help when: “I stepped aside and down I went” into the mud.

Denny said there are 13 or more kids that live in the area. He said the EMT had to walk half a mile to rescue him.

“Kids cant get to school and the police nor ambulance nor fire department can get to where we live because the road is so bad they refuse to drive it.”

He said two other people were rescued on Wednesday. Denny said he was at the hospital on Wednesday night, where medical professionals were running tests.



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