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Car fills with water in Leland off Village Road on September 12, 2017 (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY)

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A car took on water in Leland this morning forcing the driver out of it.

It happened in the parking lot of the gas station next to the former Duke’s Old South BBQ building on Village Road just before 10 this morning.

Harriet Miller said she did not realize how deep the water was and by the time she did, it was too late. Miller got out of the car. She is okay.

Miller has some advice for other drivers on the roads today.

“Be aware of where you are, because I’m not familiar with the area,” Miller said. “I was looking for an address, came through it. The water was fine, but as I got through and as I tried to back out, the water was just high and the car stalled out.”

Miller said she had to have the car towed. The floor of the car was soaked. The tow truck driver told us afterwards that the car is most likely totaled.

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