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Alaska restaurant owner fords swollen creek to deliver food order to stranded motorists

In this photo released by Mike Laiti, Anuson "Knott" Poolsawat, owner of Knott's Take Out in North Pole, walks across Clear Creek with an order of take out food to reach Laiti and Brandon Borgens, two customers stranded along the Richardson Highway, on Saturday, June 21, 2014, near Salcha, Alaska. Heavy rain created a sinkhole in the highway near the creek, but Poolsawat decided to deliver the order of Thai ribs, fried rice and other items anyway. (AP Photo/Mike Laiti)
June 23, 2014 - 8:58 AM

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The owner of an Alaska restaurant did not let flood waters keep him from delivering a weekend order.

Anuson "Knott" Poolsawat of Knott's Take Out in North Pole forded a swollen creek to deliver Thai barbecue ribs and fried rice.

Mike Laiti (LEYE'-tee) and Brandon Borgens tell the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1yFoujf) that they were completing a multi-day drive Saturday night up the Alaska Highway when they called in their order to the restaurant, which was near closing.

They had to call back to say floodwaters had created a sinkhole on the Richardson Highway and closed access to the Clear Creek Bridge.

Poolsawat's response was to ask if he should bring a boat.

He drove more than 25 miles and waded through hip-deep creek water to complete the delivery.

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