HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach police have opened Dam Neck after heavy rains flooded Sandbridge Road, blocking the only way in and out for residents in the neighborhood.
Storms caused torrential downpours and flooding Monday throughout the Hampton Roads region. The outbreak of rain has been caused by a system interacting with the remnants of Tropical System Julia.
Rain continued to fall in the early morning hours, resulting in a messy morning commute. The rain is expected to continue on into Thursday, as the last bits of Julia move out of the area.
On Monday, WAVY viewers in Norfolk sent us photos that showed flooding in the Poplar Hall area and on Robin Hood Road. Another photo showed people rowing a canoe in the Ocean Air neighborhood of the city.
Virginia Beach dispatchers said a citizen reported two to three feet of flooding in the County View area Monday evening. No damage was reported.
Dispatchers in Newport News said Monday they received reports of flooding in the following areas:
- Huntington Avenue between 30th and 31st streets
- 32nd Street between Huntington Avenue and Warwick Boulevard
- Near the 28th Street overpass
- Warwick Boulevard between 42nd and 43rd streets
- Warwick Boulevard and 30th Street
The flooding caused some traffic issues, but there were no reports of major accidents.
Flooding was also an issue in Chesapeake on Monday. Dispatchers received flooding reports for these areas:
- 1300 block of Wingfield Avenue
- Patridge and Berkeley avenues
- Westgate and Kennedy streets
- Tatemstown Road and Wingfield Avenue
- Triple Decker Bridge at Bainbridge Boulevard
A WAVY viewer sent us video that showed the parking lot of York County High School flooded Monday.