Norfolk taking measures in light of flooding expectations

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The City of Norfolk is making preparations for residents to deal with the forecasted high water this weekend.

Tunnels

The Downtown Tunnel closure has been canceled and the tunnel will remain open to traffic.

At 9 p.m. Friday the Midtown Tunnel eastbound from Portsmouth to Norfolk will close for storm preps. It will reopen at midnight.

Parking

The City of Norfolk and Norfolk Public Schools have opened a parking garage and school parking lots for residents in flood-prone areas to move their cars. The York St. parking garage behind 215 West York Street will be available for use. Residents may move their vehicles starting 8 a.m. Saturday and they have to be out by 8 a.m. Monday.

Residents may also park at Granby High School, Norview High School, Willard Model Elementary and Poplar Hall Elementary.

Closures

The City of Norfolk also says it is closing the Brooke Street and Nauticus Swing Pedestrian gates. They will remain closed throughout the evening.

Crews are checking flood-prone areas and constructions areas, and the City says they’ll have a crew of 12 available this weekend for storm response, as well as 12 fully operational pump stations. .

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