Rescue workers had to extricate a 68-year-old woman from her vehicle at 6:58 a.m. on Friday, May 16 after she tried to drive over a road that was covered in high water.
The woman was driving on Ellisville Road near the Louisa and Orange county line, and ended up stuck in about eight inches of water about 35 feet away from the roadway.
At the time of the incident, there were no warning signs, according to Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Major Donald Lowe.
The water spanned between 150 and 200 yards wide, and since the driver was traveling on the Orange County side of the line, Lowe said that she would not have been able to see Louisa deputies warning vehicles to turn around.
Later that morning, Virginia Department of Transportation crews posted road closure signs on both sides of the road.
The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office would not release the name of the driver.