Wet Weather Crashes Reported in Virginia Beach
Flooded roads and slippery conditions appear to have contributed to wet weather crashes in Virginia Beach over the last few days as motorists struggled to cope with conditions.
On Wednesday morning, two separate multi-vehicle crashes were reported within minutes of each other in Virginia Beach.
The first accident, a three-car crash, was occurred just after 7 a.m. on Malibu Palms Drive at the intersection with Rosemont Road.
Virginia Beach Police police spokeswoman Linda Keuhn said the wreck at Malibu Palms Drive involved a pickup truck and two small passenger vehicles.
Three minutes later, police received a call of another accident on Rosemont Road at Lampel Avenue. Officers said a stolen vehicle hit six cars.
Hampton Roads was still mopping up today when three days of heavy rain finally came to an end. Localized flooding remained on some streets.
Chesapeake saw heavy flooding with 17.9 inches of rain reported in the Great Bridge area. Some roads remained impassable on Thursday including Fentress Airfield Road and sections of Elbow Road. A full list is provided here by the City of Chesapeake.
Virginia Beach also announced road closures. They included:
- Dam Neck Road – Harpers Road to General Booth Boulevard
- Salem Road at South Independence Boulevard
- Sandbridge Road
- Rosemont Road at Bow Creek Boulevard
At the height of the flooding on Wednesday, ramps into I-264 in Norfolk were closed and Tidewater Drive, Hampton Boulevard, Virginia Beach Boulevard and Brambleton Avenue were impassable.
On Wednesday morning, cars were reported to be stalled and abandoned on Effingham Street, Elm Avenue and Frederick Boulevard in Portsmouth as floods caused chaos to the commute.
Many roads in Suffolk were also flooded on Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Serious flooding was reported in Windsor in Bertie County, NC, today. US 58 was closed due to standing water in Franklin, Virginia on Thursday. One eastbound lane opened in the afternoon.
If you are on the roads in wet weather, make sure to keep your speed down. Do not enter underpasses or areas of deep water as you could be trapped in your car.
See Cooper Hurley’s infographic about wet weather driving that includes tips on how to drive. If you were injured by a driver who failed to take account of slippery roads, was hydroplaning or in a skid, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. Call our Virginia injury lawyers at (757) 455-0077.