NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Several roads in low-lying areas began to flood during high tide Sunday and remain impassable.
North Main Street in the 700 block near the Kimberly Bridge, Wilroy Road from the 2200 block through the 2700 block between Nansemond Parkway and Progress Road, and the 100 block of East Constance Road, may be partially closed or closed during high tide cycles. These high tide cycles are noted as follows
• 6 a.m. Monday, October 5th
• 6 p.m. Monday, October 5th
• 7 a.m. Tuesday, October 6th
The duration of these cycles are usually within two hours before and two hours after the estimated high tide times noted.
Hampton Police released a growing list of impacted roads:
There are currently 16 roads that are impassible due to high waters. pic.twitter.com/Y80jkDF0Kd
— Hampton VA Police (@HamptonVAPolice) October 5, 2015
Traffic alert! 6000blk Hampton Blvd closed both direction due to flooding. Avoid area. pic.twitter.com/rVw3CytweO
— Norfolk Police Dept (@NorfolkPD) October 5, 2015
Several ramps from I-64 and I-264 were closed during high tide, but they all reopened at 7:45 a.m.
If you want to know if a street is flooded in Norfolk – or if a tree is down – there’s an app for that! The City created “iView”, which maps events reported to the city during severe weather. When a citizen calls the IMPACT Call Center 664-6510 to report an issue, the information generates a report which is reflected in iView. Click on the red dot for specific information about each report. The IMPACT Call Center is open 24 hours through the duration of the storms. Residents are encouraged to call 664-6510 for non-emergency, city service related request and to report storm conditions in the city.
Flood waters have receded on Bainbridge Blvd and Battlefield Blvd. Both roads are back open to traffic.
The city has not announced any road closures at this time.
NORTH CAROLINA/SOUTH CAROLINA
NCDOT says North Carolina motorists traveling through South Carolina should be mindful that their trips could be impacted by road closures and detours due to this weekend’s heavy rainfall and historic flooding.
A stretch of I-95 is closed in South Carolina between Florence and I-26. Traffic on I-95 South will be detoured onto I-20 and routed to Columbia. That will take motorists around Columbia on I-77 and then back down I-26 towards Charleston to reconnect to I-95. The detour will be reversed for I-95 North.
South Carolina crews are also rerouting a short section of I-20 within the Columbia area to I-77.