Flash flooding traps cars on Winchester Road

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Water just wouldn't stop trickling on Winchester, but it did stop at least one car in its tracks.

"I didn't think it would ever turn into this at all. Plus it's raining, it's dark, the water is black you can't really tell you know?" said the driver.

She didn't want WREG to identify her, but told us she was the second car to stall right outside the Fedex world headquarters early Thursday morning.

The driver in front of her was lucky enough to break free of the murky waters, but her car was no match.

"I didn't realize how deep the water was until I tried to open my door. It was up that panel. I tried one more time to start it. It wouldn't start so I had to call for help."

Stuck for 20 minutes until police arrived, she  gathered all she could carry and waded knee deep in water to safety.

"It was scary. Because it's uneven, they're repaving the road, the road would sink down."

"I've never seen it this bad, but it's pretty close," said Bruce Denton who lives nearby and said this area in front the Fedex headquarters is a trouble spot.

He said it floods every time there is a hard rain.

"It pretty much kills traffic coming down Winchester because there is really no good way to get around here."

Even seeing this stalled car, some drivers didn't go around different ways.

Instead they drove straight through.

The driver said she'll never take that risk again.

The result is too much of a headache.

"I'm going to work and going to forget about this terrible start to my morning."

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