PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Rain and tidal flooding continued into Thursday, leaving some roads impassable. Much of the viewing area was under a coastal flood warning until 6 p.m.
Below is a list of road conditions, closures and cancelations:
Hatteras schools operated on a two-hour delay Thursday. All schools north of Oregon Inlet operated on normal schedules.
Great Bridge Lock was closed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers due to higher than normal tidal waters infiltrating the lock's gears.
Chesapeake Public Works advised drivers to expect single lane closures Thursday evening on Battlefield Boulevard north of the Great Bridge Bridge due to flooding.
Police received reports of flooded areas at Pembroke/River Street and North Armistead at the Home Depot as well as Fort Worth/Leemaster.
10 On Your Side talked to drivers who backed up when they saw the water covering Armistead. Jay Grant of Hampton said he had to take an alternate route.
"I came up and turned around and went back up Mercury and came down the side end to get here. I tried to make it and with this little car, I was scared to get stuck," Grant said. Armistead Avenue reopened at 5 p.m. Thursday.
In Mathews County, public schools had a half day Thursday in anticipation of the flooded roads. Superintendent David Holleran said they were worried about low-lying areas of the county that can often be difficult for vehicles to pass through.
WAVY.com crews found several flooded roads in the southern part of Mathews County. Bethel Beach Road was flooded for most of the day. However, neighbors said they are used to it.
"This is typical and this is because the nature of the way the beach is broken," said G.C. Morrow. "It causes problems. It's nothing you can do but fix the beach."
A Mathews County Sheriff's Office spokesman said deputies were paying close attention to areas like Onemo, Port Haywood, Peary, and New Point.
The Hague flooded, leaving parking lots and streets underwater.
The intersection of Olney and Boush also flooded.
Overnight, the ramp from Route 58 east at the Midtown Tunnel to Brambleton Avenue closed for a couple of hours. The ramp closed again around 1:15 p.m. Thursday, but reopened around 4 p.m.
The following roads were listed as impassable by Poquoson Police:
- Sandy Bay Drive
- Poquoson Avenue at Pine Street
- Browns Neck Road at Saunders Drive
- Beach Road past Wagner Road
- Poquoson River Drive
- Harbour View Drive
- Bayview Drive
- 1400 block of Dandy Loop Road
“Lake Wavy” outside the WAVY News studios rose and caused motorists to rethink their paths when trying to get to the Downtown Tunnel Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday morning, the ‘lake’ began forming again.
The Kimberly Bridge on Main Street closed due to flooding around 3:30 a.m. Crews monitored the area and reopened all lanes by 7 a.m.
Around 4:30 p.m., the City of Suffolk announced the following roads were impacted by high water:
•Bank Street at Commerce Street
•E. Constance Road between N. Main Street and Katherine Street
•Henley Place at W. Washington Street
•W. Washington Street at Saratoga Street
•County Street at Dill Road
•Nixon Drive between Sierra Drive and Spencer Court
•Spruce Street and Mill Street
•S. 6th Street and Lake Kennedy Drive
•North Main Street remains closed at the Kimberly Bridge
Student performances for Friday at the Suffolk Peanut Festival have been canceled. The Peanut Festival is scheduled to reopen at 10 a.m. Friday.
The Suffolk Ruritan Shrimp Feast closed at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, including the drive-thru.
The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry operated at reduced capacity because of the weather, the Virginia Department of Transportation said.
Friday's football game at Ocean Lakes High School has been move to Kellam High School at 2665 West Neck Road.
Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in any precipitation. Drivers should not attempt to move through any standing water if they do not know how deep it is.
Newport News Police said they are looking for the person who drove into the wall of a car wash and stole a control box.
Virginia lawmakers and officials commented on the passing of Nelson Mandela Friday, December 5, 2013. Mandela was 95 years old.
The Chesapeake Police Department is seeking any information about these 10 wanted suspects. If you know anything, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.