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UPDATE: Flooding causes lane closures in Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Sep 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-08 15:26:25-04

Flooding is causing some problems on the roadways this afternoon.

The left lane in both the eastbound and westbound direction of I-64 at Armistead Avenue (exit 265) in Hampton is closed due to standing water, according to VDOT.

Also, the on/off ramps to 35th Street (exit 5) and 26th and 27th Streets (exit 6) are closed on I-664 northbound and southbound in Newport News, due to standing water on city streets.

Flash Flood Warning issued for Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth
Flood Warning expanded to Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County

There are currently no backups or congestion as a result of these closures.

In Suffolk, heavy rainfall has affected the roadway at Respass Beach Road from Hampton Roads Parkway to Burbage Lake Circle in northern Suffolk.

Several stranded motorists have received assistance from Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Suffolk Police personnel. Numerous vehicles are currently stalled in the roadway with areas of approximately 18” to 30” or more of water covering the roadways in some areas, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue has brought in its Rehab Bus and have stationed it at the College Parkway Crossing at Harbour View Shopping Center in the 6500 block of Hampton Roads Parkway for use in transporting individuals that have been stranded if they are not able to get them to their homes safely. Crews from Public Works are en route and will be placing barricades at areas of high water.

Motorists are encouraged to check 511 and HAR1680AM for further updates.