_City News

Posted on: August 29, 2017

Flooding reported; Northampton Community Center closed

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Aug. 29, 2017 - There are scattered reports of weather related problems in Hampton, with about 4 inches of rain having fallen by 3:30 p.m. The city's Parks and Recreation department closed Northampton Community Center for the rest of the day due to flooding in the parking lot.

The following roads have water reported on them. Residents are encouraged to avoid driving on or through flooded roadways. 

Beach Road at Grundland and Dandy Point; Canal Road; Todds Lane at Northampton Drive; Eaton and Boxwood streets; Rogers Avenue/Tappen Avenue/5th Street; Armistead Avenue near Home Depot, Powhatan Road near Salters Creek and Belfast Avenue; Aberdeen Road east of Pembroke Avenue; Big Bethel at Joynes; Old Buckroe and Colonial Acres; Wythe Creek Road north of Poquoson; and Shoreline Drive in Pasture Point. 

Today's high tide occurs around 3:49 p.m., and waters should being to recede.

A tree has fallen on a home in the Northampton area, and there are scattered reports of downed power lines. There are no reports of injuries. 

The National Weather Service in Wakefield said a weather system moving up the coast will cause wind gusts up to 45-55 mph this afternoon into the evening, coastal flooding, and flooding rain. Rain is expected to continue through this evening. 


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