NCDOT tells WFMY News 2 the workers were helping to clear the mudslide in McDowell County, when the dump truck was pushed off a road and into the Catawba River. They were able to climb out of the truck through a passenger window, and stood on the side of the truck until emergency crews got them to safety.
Additional photos from the mudslide where an NCDOT truck was pushed into the Catawba River. To illustrate the power of water, about 10 feet of rushing water pushed the 33,000-pound truck more than 1,000 feet downriver. pic.twitter.com/35EGZcP9Nx— NCDOT (@NCDOT) May 30, 2018