The ducklings fell through the grates of a storm drain in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dozens of people spent four hours rescuing them.
Workers at an office park spotted a duck near a parked truck.
Betty Sophin tells a local television station that the duck was atop a storm grate.
Below sat the 11 stranded ducklings.
Police, road crews and animal control officers were called in to help.
Video shot by the station shows the duck family waddling away when it was all over.