Storm-related road flooding and closings

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Update 3:30 p.m. Monday

Historic Yorktown's power has been restore, according to county spokeswoman Gail Whittaker. The city offices that closed earlier today due to the outage will reopen at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, she said. 

Update 12 p.m. Monday

Several stop lights in Hampton are not functioning. Police advise treating the following intersections as four-way stops.

  • Armistead Avenue and Nettles Lane
  • Armistead Avenue and Sacramento Drive
  • Commander Shepard Boulevard and Research Drive
  • County Street and Libby Street
  • Fox Hill Road and Clemwood Parkway
  • Mellen Street and Hope Street
  • Mercury Boulevard and Orcutt Avenue

Police said the only area that still has standing water is the area of Laguard Drive and Pocahontas Place.

Update 9 a.m. Monday

York County offices in the county's historic area are currently closed due to power outages. The office phones are not working, and the offices will remain closed until power is restored.

Closed offices include:

  • County Administration
  • County Attorney
  • Economic Development
  • Voter Registrar
  • Planning
  • Community Services Administration
  • Housing, Treasurer
  • Commissioner of the Revenue
  • Utility Billing, Purchasing
  • GIS/Mapping
  • Human Resources
  • Finance

Update 4:30 p.m. Sunday

Surry-Jamestown-Scotland Ferry has returned to full service, according to VDOT, will two boats running.

Update 4 p.m. Sunday

All southbound lanes on the James River Bridge are now open.

Emergency officials urge drivers to use caution and not to drive through standing water on roads. The following roads and areas are closed due to flooding from the storm:

Newport News

  • Jefferson Avenue. near Gambol Street closed due to downed power lines in Newport News.
  • Orcutt Avenue and Briarfield Road due to downed tree limbs.
  • Antrim and Adams drives due to flooding.
  • 27th Street and Buxton Avenue due to flooding.
  • 27th Street and Parish Avenue due to flooding.

Isle of Wight

  • Route 17 is impassable.
  • Carrsville Highway, just east of Franklin, is impassable and has been shut down.
  • Route 258 in Walters, which is south of Windsor, is closed.
  • Route 460 East and West is closed at West and East Windsor Boulevards closed due to flooding.
  • Route 460 at Yellow Hammer Road, near Blackwater Bridge, is closed due to flooding.
  • Route 641 North and South is closed due to flooding.
  • Route 603 East and West is closed due to a downed tree.
  • Route 665 South and North is closed due to flooding.
  • Route 612 at Sunset Drive is closed.
  • Route 665 North and South is closed from Norsworthy Drive to the dead end is closed due to flooding.

James City County

  • An accident on westbound I-64 in James City County near mile marker 228 just after 5 a.m. has closed one travel lane, causing potential delays, according to VDOT.

Suffolk

  • Shoulders Hill Road is closed due to extensive rainfall.
  • Bennetts Creek Park Road is closed at Shoulders Hill Road due to extensive rainfall.
  • E. Washington Street is closed due to extensive rainfall.
  • Bradford Road is closed at Magnolia Drive due to extensive rainfall.
  • Portsmouth Boulevard is closed due to extensive rainfall.
  • Kings Fork Road  is closed at Lake Meade Drive due to extensive rainfall.
  • County Street is closed due to extensive rainfall.
  • The 3800 block of Pughsville Road is closed due to extensive rainfall.
  • Trees down blocking all eastbound lanes of Route 58 at the Weigh Scales.
  • The 1300 block and 3300 block of Holland Road is closed due to high water.
  • Driver Lane is closed at Bennetts Pasture Road and at the 4400 block due to high water.
  • The 9300 Block of Southwestern Boulevard is closed due to extensive rainfall.
  • The 100 block of East Constance Road is closed due to high water.
  • The 700 block of North Main Street  is closed due to high water.
  • The Effingham St. off-ramp from I-264 West in Portsmouth is closed due to high water.
  • The 300 to 600 blocks of Great Fork Road is closed due to high water.
  • The 800 block of Longstreet Lane  is closed due to extensive rainfall.

York County 

Update 4:08 p.m.: Both I-64 eastbound travel lanes are still blocked, but a detour at Camp Peary has been lifted, according to VDOT's Twitter. Motorists are getting by on the right shoulder. 

  • Interstate 64 eastbound blocked at Queens Creek Bridge past Camp Peary due to fallen tree.

Even if water appears shallow enough to cross, don’t risk it, Suffolk officials said in a news release.

Do not drive through flooded areas. If you see a flooded-out road ahead, turn around and find another route to your destination. 

Six inches of water reaches the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control or possible stalling, the release states. 

For power outages and downed power lines, call Dominion Virginia Power 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357). 

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