Flood advisory issued

Published 5:04 pm Thursday, June 12, 2014

The flood advisory has expired.

Earlier: After about four inches of rain in Suffolk in the last 24 hours, the National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the city and surrounding areas through 6 p.m.

Flooding can be expected along small streams, in low-lying areas and in areas of poor drainage, according to the weather service. This includes highways and underpasses.

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Motorists should not attempt to cross bridges, dips or low water crossings if water covers the roadway. A flowing stream, even a small one, can sweep away a vehicle or pedestrian.

Do not drive around barricades set up to block water-covered roadways.

Report flooding to the National Weather Service by calling 1-800-737-8624 or to the Suffolk Police Department at 923-2350, option 0.