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As I-95 floods, driver ditches car on interstate

Bryan and his co-worker escape their flooded car on I-95.

Bryan and his co-worker escape their flooded car on I-95.

Bryan and his co-worker escape their flooded car on I-95.

Bryan and his co-worker escape their flooded car on I-95.

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.

Click here for storm photos.

Click here for storm photos.

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.

4 comments

  • CS

    This isn’t the first time or the last time flooding like this has happened here. They need to improve drainage in this area.

  • rickenhouse

    i agree with Belsma A ballpark is more important than Drainage issues according to the mayor we need a new ball field instead of putting money where it is really needed He would rather waste money instead of fixing things well why not the money dont come out his pocket we the tax payers are gonna pay for it.

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