RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Thursday’s fast-moving and powerful storm raced across Central Virginia as many people were leaving work for the day.
The storm, which produced tornado warnings in Henrico, Richmond and Chesterfield, dumped hail and a half-inch of rain around town in less than 30 minutes.
The combination of heavy rain in a short period of time resulted in flash flooding. Some of that flooding happened on Interstate 95 through downtown Richmond.
A man named Bryan and co-worker were headed on I-95 south, near exit 75, where Interstates 95 and 64 merge in downtown Richmond.
When the flood water rose too high to drive, the pair decided to ditch the car and retreat to higher ground.