VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Flooding across the region Tuesday morning impacted schools and travel on local roads.
There were a handful of school closures across northeast North Carolina and the Outer Banks amid floodwaters. Camden, Currituck and Dare counties all announced cancellations.
Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools also canceled school for Tuesday.
A full list of closings and delays can be found here.
Schools in Virginia Beach did not close on Tuesday, but the Principal of Creeds Elementary sent this message to families:
Good afternoon, Creeds families. This is principal Casey Conger and I am calling to thank you for your patience this morning as we were handling the flooding along many of our bus routes. Today, as we prepare for dismissal, please know our bus drivers are here and ready to bring students home safely. However, we do, of course, ask for your patience again this afternoon as buses will be using detours from their usual routes. We will have someone at the school here until all children have arrived home. So, if you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 648-2400. Thank you for your understanding, and your support of Creeds Elementary.
Rising waters prompted officials in Chesapeake to close Mt. Pleasant Road between Fentress Airfield Road and the North Landing Bridge. Drivers were cautioned to take an alternate route.
Officials said it is unknown how long the road will be closed.
Virginia Beach police said Monday on Twitter the back gate to to Dam Neck Base was opened for Sandbridge residents due to high water on Sandbridge Road.
A WAVY viewer shared images of a portion of Taylor Road in Currituck County completely covered by floodwater. Parts of northeast North Carolina had to deal with flooding issues Monday.
Officials in Elizabeth City said they expected to deal with floodwaters over the next couple of days.