NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Heavy rain caused high water and ponding on roads in some areas of Hampton Roads on Monday.
WAVY viewer Jim Granger shared a photo with 10 On Your Side of what he says is flooding in Cape Charles. The photo appears to show a vehicle trying to navigate through the high water.
Standing water accumulated on Interstate 64 just before Fort Eustis in Newport News, causing some lane closures and backups around 4:30 p.m. VDOT says the lanes reopened around 5:12 p.m.
Other viewers say they saw flooding in their Suffolk, York County, Portsmouth and Newport News neighborhoods.
Vallori Mahmoud said her car was halfway submerged in water on Malden Lane in Newport News.
“I just started watching the car and it just kept climbing inch by inch and it was so fast,” Mahmoud said. “I couldn’t even come out and move the car it was so fast.”
Pools of water remain in the trunk, though the flooding drained in less than an hour. Now, she and her son, Victor Jarvis, who both work jobs requiring them to drive, are down one vehicle.
“So it’s kind of like, ‘Alright, now I gotta figure out what I’m gonna do next and keep going from there,'” Jarvis said.
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