Several roads flooded

Published 7:38 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Heavy rains are currently affecting several roadways throughout Suffolk, with high water reported by city officials at the following locations. This list was current as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. Some locations may be cleared up.

  • Flooding in the 6900 block of Harbourview Boulevard, but passable — use extreme caution
  • Flooding at Jonathans Way/Ruby Court, but passable — use extreme caution
  • Flooding in the 800 block of W. Constance Road. Police are working a vehicle accident at that location. Street is closed in this area.
  • Flooding near the train trestle in the 1300 block of Holland Road
  • Flooding at Second Avenue/West Constance Road
  • High water on Godwin Boulevard/Kings Highway
  • High water in the 2100 block of Holland Road
  • The road is closed at Pitchkettle and W. Constance Road.

Heavy rains are expected to continue throughout the evening. There also is a power outage in the Woodlake Terrace subdivision just off Nansemond Parkway, and at least one home in the city has been struck by lightning.

The following driving safety tips are recommended:

  • Drivers should use extreme caution.
  • Never drive around barricades.
  • Be especially careful at night, as it can be difficult to see water and its depth across the roadway.
  • Never cross or enter flowing water.
  • Driving fast through water creates less tire contact with the road surface and increases your chance of crashing.
  • Remember that 6 inches of water will reach the bottoms of most car doors.

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Citizens are asked to report flooding to the National Weather Service by calling 1-800-737-8624 or notify the Suffolk Police Department at 923-2350, extension 0.