Hurricane Matthew creates flooding in Norfolk

Posted at 8:55 PM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 20:55:46-04

All areas of Hampton Roads are experiencing impacts of Hurricane Matthew, and Norfolk is no exception.

Near Berkeley Avenue, the rain came down hard, creating large puddles and flooding throughout the street.

Deon McClease opted not to drive, and thought it would be safer to walk.

"Now I got to walk back toward it. It's going that way, so I got to walk back toward it and I'll be soaking wet in my face," he said.

It was a similar story all over the city.

Tidewater Drive and Virginia Beach Boulevard were nearly impassible, as city trucks blocked lanes while they worked to pump water.

Near ODU, cars braved the flooded roadways, while the wind blew the rain horizontally.

"It's really windy, and the wind is making the rain hurt almost. I just got a flash flood warning until 1am for this area, so hopefully I can go home tonight," Kathleen Devereaux told News 3.

Boush and Olney streets were no different. City crews blocked off the intersection so cars couldn't go through.

"Be careful as much as possible. Be careful," McClease warned.

Pictures from throughout Hampton Roads: