Strong storms moved in through Hampton Roads

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Strong storms moved in through Hampton Roads early Wednesday morning, causing power outages and standing water on roads.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood advisory until 3:30 a.m. for Newport News, York County, James City County and Williamsburg. People in those areas saw one to two inches of rain, according to the NWS.

Super Doppler 10 Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler said heavy rain was the main threat of this line of storms.

Early morning commuters saw some ponding on the roads, especially those prone to flooding. In Portsmouth, motorists saw standing water at I-264E Victory Blvd. exit Wednesday around 5 a.m. The road was closed for almost an hour until crews pumped out the water.

There were also hundreds reporting power outages throughout Hampton Roads after the storms.

 

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