Flooded driveway has Chesterfield family feeling trapped

Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Heavy rainfall and strong storms have caused havoc for Central Virginia this week.

For one Chesterfield family, the rain flooded their driveway and has them feeling trapped.

Conditions made speaking to the family difficult as massive flood waters rushed through their driveway.

“Yeah, I can hear you,” Chesterfield resident, Ashley Rowe answered.

Mother nature forced 8News to interview Rowe by the phone. 

“It’s flooded mildly a couple of times but this is the worst it’s ever been,” Rowe told 8News.

The water in the driveway has left her and her family with no way out.

“I saw it when I came home from work this morning because I’m a nurse and I was working last night and I had to walk across it,” Rowe explained.

Driving through would be impossible.

“It was like…almost up to my hips,” Rowe told 8News.

Rainstorms have turned the creek into a river in front of Rowe’s home.

This isn’t the first time something like this happened on Bemiss Court.

“It’s only been above our ankles before. It’s just crazy. I can’t believe I mean I had to call out of work tonight.” 

Rowe hopes to get a clear path to get her car in and out again.

“I just hope that it won’t rain as hard and it’ll eventually start receding,” Rowe admitted to 8News.

If her driveway doesn’t clear up or has to go to work, Rowe has a plan.

“If I have to work, I’ll get a hotel or we’ll definitely make sure we’re stocked up on groceries and what not.”

Flooding on Bemiss Court has happened before. The family said they were trapped for about a day before, but based on the current conditions, Rowe has no clue how long they’ll be stuck.

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