Heavy rain causes flooding in Hampton Roads

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Storms quickly moved through Hampton Roads Thursday morning, bringing heavy rain that caused some flooding in the area.

An areal flooding advisory has been issued for the City of Virginia Beach until 1:30 p.m.

Pictures sent to reportit@wavy.com showed flooding at Monticello Avenue and 17th Street in Norfolk and Effingham Street in Portsmouth.

Photos: Flooding in Hampton Roads

The storms only lasted for a short time, but the effects are being felt. One person was seen pushing their vehicle out of the water in Portsmouth.

WAVY Photographer Walter Hildebrand reported live power lines down in the area of Colley Avenue and 25th Street. Rob Richardson with Dominion Virginia Power told WAVY.com lightning likely caused the lines to come down around 11:35 a.m. Some customers in the area lost power.

Hampton Roads Transit said flooding was also reported at the Colley Avenue underpass as well as on Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk.

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