RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -
After Wednesday's severe weather, massive pools of water are left in the roads and downed trees can be found everywhere. Many drivers needed a refresher on how to handle their car because water in so many places covered the roads.
"There's an old saying, 'turn around, don't drown,' says AAA spokesperson Tammy Gobert. "It's a very simple concept."
Parsons Road Bridge in Hanover County was closed while the road by Locust Creek was eaten away by water extending its banks. And in Goochland, there were some scary skies overhead.
As the weather clears, AAA reminds motorists to drive carefully. It will take some time for all this water to find its way off the roadways.
"Rising water that's 18 inches or higher can sweep a car away. So again if you don't know how deep that water is you could easily and be in a very dangerous situation," Gobert says.
AAA also says cars can hydroplane no matter how fast or slow you're going.
Hanover County has also released a list of road closures. Please avoid these areas and take an alternate route until they are deemed safe for travel.
Taylorsville Road (between Binns Road and Old Ridge Road) Bethany Church Road near Taylors Creek Road Bethany Church Road near Wedged Stone Drive Bourne Road near Taylors Creek Road Bradford Cottage Drive (Covenant Woods) Caroline Street Clazemont Road near Taylors Creek Road Georgetown Road at Crump Creek Goshen Road near Fulchers Mill Lane Goshen Road near Little River Goshen Road near Terry Road Gun Barrel Road near Mableton Medical Drive near Thompson Street Mount Hermon Road near Glen Carrie Road/Mechumps Creek Parsons Road near Beaverdam Road Spring Road at South Anna River 15232 Woodman Hall Road near Connie Hall 16109 Woodman Hall Road