Flood warning issued for Suffolk, Isle of Wight and surrounding areas

Posted at 9:37 PM, Jan 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-18 22:10:20-05

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Isle of Wight, Southampton, Sussex, Franklin City and Suffolk.

The warning will last from Saturday morning until Wednesday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.

They expect the water from the Blackwater River to rise above flood stage by Saturday morning and will continue to rise to near 11.7 feet by Monday evening. They say the river will fall below flood stage by Wednesday.

At 11.8 feet, a portion of Route 611 in Southampton County, Joyners Bridge Road, is inundated.  A portion of Route 619 in Isle of Wight County is flooded.  This river level is comparable to a previous crest of 11.7 feet which occurred on December 11, 2009.

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