FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- The driver of a semi-truck loaded with potatoes stood on top of the cab to await a rescue as a flood covered Interstate 75 near Flint.
Brandon Jenkins was in good spirits Friday during a phone interview with Detroit TV station WDIV.
He says he was trying to back up and avoid the deepest water when his truck quit. More than 5 inches of rain hit the Flint area Thursday and Friday.
Jenkins was rescued by people in a small boat. The Kalkaska man says he was never worried and "just wanted to stay dry." He was driving to Detroit and believes his potatoes are fine.
Jenkins says: "I guess I'll have a story to tell."
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