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Flooded streets, stranded cars, and split trees apparent throughout Richmond after storm

Flooded streets, stranded cars, and split trees apparent throughout Richmond after storm
Posted at 11:14 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 23:28:56-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Tow trucks worked to pull stranded cars and city crews rescued drivers stuck in flooded streets throughout Richmond on Friday night.

In the city's Manchester neighborhood, Marx Street flooded with water with both lanes completely covered.

Richmond Fire crews rescued a driver after their car was stranded there.

A tow truck arrived at about 10:30 pm to free the car.

CBS 6 found a car abandoned under a bridge near Shockoe Creek on Magnolia Street - while other drivers were forced to maneuver around it.

Much of the storm damage throughout the city was on Chamberlayne Avenue, where multiple trees were split in half and others fell partially blocking the road.

Matt Heavner, a tow truck driver that stopped on Marx Street, warned drivers to avoid driving in flooded areas.

"If there's anyone still in the vehicle, try to get them out because if the water goes up anymore they're gonna be stranded even more or if the water decides to shift directions in the car is going to go and whichever direction. Turn around and don't drown."