Strong storms dump rain, cause flooding in Hampton Roads

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Heavy rain moved through parts of southside Hampton Roads Tuesday afternoon, causing flooding in several areas.

Just after 2 p.m., thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Ghent in Norfolk, to near Virginia Wesleyan College then moved into Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. The Peninsula and Eastern Shore also saw some spotty summer showers.

A flood advisory was issued for parts of Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. It has since expired.

Gallery: Storms bring heavy rain to Hampton Roads

Super Doppler 10 Meteorologist Deitra Tate says radar rainfall estimates show nearly two inches of rain fell over Norfolk within one hour.

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According to VDOT, there were reports of standing water on Interstate 264 in Norfolk and Portsmouth during the storm. The standing water has been cleared.

Several WAVY viewers also reported flooding in on Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach and on St. Paul’s Boulevard and Brambleton Avenue in Norfolk. Chopper 10 captured video of cars driving through floodwaters in Norfolk.

Derrick Wright got his car stuck in the waters in Norfolk.

“Got stuck. Couldn’t move. Car stared floating and basically you can push the car and the car just goes to the side,” he said. “My car looks like some trash. I got to get my baby back together.”

The water receded in trouble spots, such as the intersection of Boush Street and Olney Road, around 7 p.m.

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