Live Blog: Watching the water levels
Posted on: 4:57 pm, March 6, 2013, by Doris Taylor, updated on: 10:10am, March 7, 2013
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NC12 on Hatteras Island in Dare County is not closed. However, there are spots of Highway 12 on Hatteras Island where there is still high water, some areas as much as 20 inches.
High profile vehicles may be able to make it through, but the road is not closed. You will be driving through it at your own risk.
Dare County Schools will open today, Thursday, March 7, 2013, on a 2-hour delay.
The NOAA-NASA GOES-13 satellite shot this photo of the storm yesterday:
CBBT: Wind restrictions are LIFTED! Everyone can cross now :)
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kristen crowley (@Kristencrowley3) March 07, 2013
About 1,400 remain without power in Southeast Virginia according to Dominion Power. Most of those are in Virginia Beach.
Morning flooding at the Colley Ave/Jamestown Crescent Bridge in Norfolk (by Martin Cornick)
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is under Level ONE wind restrictions.
Currituck Ferry not making 600 or 650 runs due to 3 hour school delay for more call 252-232-2683—
NCDOT Ferry Division (@NCDOT_Ferry) March 07, 2013
The City’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and E-Waste collection site located at 1176 Pineridge Rd will be closed on Wed 3/6 & Thur 3/7. The site is expected to reopen during the normal business hours of 10am-2pm on Fri 3/8 & Sat 3/9.
Crews say they are prepared to close the Midtown Tunnel if conditions worsen. The next high tide cycle will be at 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
The City of Suffolk says the 700 block of North Main Street is currently closed in both directions due to high water in the area of the Kimberley Bridge.
Dominion Virginia Power expects to have information by 10 am Thursday on when overall restoration should be completed in areas affected by this week’s severe winter storm. Restoration work continues with service returned to 101,600 of the 215,000 customers who lost power because of the snow, rain and high winds. However, weather conditions continue to be challenging and additional storm outages are possible overnight.
Beat the Traffic: The CBBT remains closed in BOTH directions for high wind! For more details and updates, call 757-331-2960.
HIGHEST GUSTS (so far): Cape Henry 68 mph, Duck 64, CBBT 62, NAS Oceana 61, Princess Anne 60, HRBT 57.
Meteorologist Patrick Rockey
The water has drained away from the 2nd Ave. area. Light rail service is now in place along the entire alignment.
According to Lisa Copeland, Elizabeth River Tunnels project:
The US 58 EB off ramp to Brambleton has been re-opened. The water on the roadway closed it earlier.
Colington Island, NC
Photo submitted by NewsChannel 3 viewer from Rodanthe , NC.
The Dare. Co. Sheriff has set up a check point south of the temporary bridge and NC 12 is closed in both directions from there to the Southern end of Dare County.
The Brambleton Off-Ramp coming from the Midtown Tunnel Eastbound into Norfolk is closed for flooding.
Power Outages: In Virginia Beach just about 11,000 customers are without power. The estimated time of restoration is 7:30 p.m.
In Hampton, about 3,500 customers are out in the Big Bethel/MacGruder Area. Crews are still investigating the cause. There is no estimated time of restoration.
Norfolk Dispatch: The Brambleton off-ramp to the Midtown Tunnel is closed due to standing water. It is closed coming from Portsmouth.
This is an image sent in by Jon Joaquin of Riverside drive in Portsmouth. The dock is underwater.
Norfolk Dispatch: The Brambleton off-ramp to the Midtown Tunnel is closed due to standing water
The Bayside Recreation Center in Virginia Beach closed at 6 p.m. because of the power outage. It is scheduled to re-open at 6 a.m. tomorrow, if power is restored by then.
Power is back at the Bayside Library. It will remain open until normal closing time of 7 p.m. Power is still out at the Bayside Recreation Center.
High winds are causing sound side flooding along N.C. 12, and caused the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route to stop operations earlier today.
Currently, NC 12 has high water in both directions in areas from Rodanthe to the southern end of Dare County, and is open to high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicles only. The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has set up a checkpoint in the parking lot of the Pea Island National Wildlife Center just south of the temporary bridge. The road could become completely impassable at high tide.
The lanes are not expected to re-open until the storm system moves out of the area and the water recedes. That is expected to be mid-morning tomorrow. The ferry will begin operating as soon as conditions are safe.
The tree has been removed on I-64 WB and all lanes are now open.
Crews are also conducting pothole repairs on I-264 WB at Lynnhaven Exit Ramp at Broad Creek in the Right Lane.
Here’s a look at Thursday morning’s high tide times. This is when we can expect the worst of the flooding.
Meteorologist Patrick Rockey
From Blaine Stewart: Virginia Avenue at Mayflower Road in Colonial Place, Norfolk.
Most of Mayflower is underwater due to tidal flooding from Knitting Mill Creek which connects to the Lafayette River.
Currituck Schools will be opening on a 3 hour delay on Thursday due to the high wind advisory that remains in effect until 9 am Thursday morning.
No breakfast will be served due to this delay.
Officials in Dare County say there is sound side flooding on NC12 south of the Oregon Inlet Bridge in spots south of the New Inlet temporary bridge.
A tree is now blocking a lane on I-64 WB. The right lane is blocked and there is a 2-mile back up to Bowers Hill.
Here’s a look at some of our strongest wind gusts (so far).
Meteorologist Patrick Rockey
A large tree has fallen across Kempsville Road at Charlney Ave.
The tree is blocking Kempsville Road entirely in both directions and the road will remain closed from Virginia Beach Blvd. to Airway Lane for approximately 2 hours.
One person was slightly injured when the tree landed on a car.
Crews just closed the CBBT both directions. Wind gusts are now on third island pushing almost 90-100 mph. Lanes are closed in both lanes north and south indefinitely.
As soon wind gusts get below 70-75 mph, they will reopen
Power is out at the Bayside Library, 936 Independence Blvd., and the Bayside Recreation Center, 4500 First Court Road.