Norfolk, Portsmouth open parking garages for threat of tidal flooding

Screenshot from video provided 3/2/2018 by WAVY viewer Karla Allen of flooding in Colington, N.C.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Cities responded after high winds were expected to bring minor to moderate tidal flooding to the area over the weekend.


The City of Portsmouth says it’s opening the Middle Street Parking Garage for city residents to safely store their vehicles.

Residents can park their vehicles on the second floor of the garage starting Thursday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at noon.

The City of Norfolk announced Friday it would open the York Street parking garage from 6 p.m. to Monday at 8 a.m.

Old Dominion University is opening Garages A/B on W. 43rd Street and Garage E at West 49th and Bluestone to the public at 6 p.m. Friday. Those will also stay open to the public until Monday morning.

Norfolk Public Schools is also opening school parking lots to the public at 6 p.m.


Dare County Public Schools decided to close schools on Friday. It is an optional work day for staff.

Currituck Schools say Corolla students will be excused from class Friday because transportation won’t run due to hazardous conditions. Students who are able to email their teachers are encouraged to do so if they need to keep up with school work. Currituck says it will monitor if it needs to make any other changes Friday.

Other local schools announced closures on Friday after they lost power due to strong winds.

Visit the Super Doppler 10 forecast page to keep track of this severe weather system.