Four people have been rescued after the car they were in filled with rising flood water.

A rescue operation got underway around 6:30 this evening when the car they were in was stranded in waist-deep waters on Wayby Valley Road.

Fire Service spokesman Jaren Phillips said the four were now being warmed up at the Wellsford Fire Station.

He said three crews were deployed after they were alerted to the accident.

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The car was stuck in waters on a road that was located near a stream.

Phillips said there were other cars in the area - but it was just one that was stranded with people in need of rescue.

A tow truck is now pulling the vehicle out.

Another person was rescued from flood waters on the exact same road.

The Fire Service confirmed a second rescue was underway shortly after 8pm on Wayby Valley Road.

The road remains closed.