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Posted on: November 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Flooded roads delay trash pickup; Hampton under flood warning

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Nov. 12, 2020 - More than 2 inches of rain have fallen since midnight, and the rain isn't done yet. According to the National Weather Service,  Hampton could see another 1 to 2 inches in the next hour or two.

Trash and recycling vehicles are unable to navigate many of the city's flooded roads. Pickup will be delayed in those areas.

The city, as well as much of the region, is under a a flash flood warning, meaning that flooding is imminent or occurring. That warning lasts until 11 a.m.

Most flood deaths occur in vehicles, according to the weather service, and drivers are reminded to turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. 

Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

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