According to the airport's website, nearly every flight - both arrivals and departures - were delayed and a few were canceled.
After the airport reopened, there were long lines throughout the airport.
"Pretty much a line all the way back to the other entrance,” said John Sheppard, a frequent flyer who says he’s never seen lines like this at RIC.
The check-in line nearly extended across the entire length of the airport.
Also on Friday, Henrico County firefighters responded to seven stranded vehicles to assist motorists from their cars on Friday morning.
VDOT reported that traffic was being detoured off of I-64 near Laburnum Avenue due to high water.
Police urge you to turn around and avoid driving through any high water.
The following roads are dealing with high water:
I-64 at Laburnum Avenue
Williamsburg Road (Route 60) near Richmond International Airport
Forest Hill and Westover Hills Avenue
17th & 18th Street near Broad Street in Shockoe Bottom
2300 block of Bainbridge Street, South Richmond
4000 Block of Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian Turnpike at George Wythe High School
Forest Hill Avenue and Roanoke Street
Parts of Semmes Avenue
Henrico County police reported several road closures:
E. Washington St. at N. Mullens Rd.
Bickerstaff Rd. b/w Oakland Rd. and Oakano Dr.
Darbytown Rd. at the CSX overpass (b/w Louisa St. and Oakland Rd.)
Meadow Rd at Early Forest Circle
Audubon Dr. at Oakleys Ln.
Audubon Dr. at Airport Dr.
Glen Alden Dr. at Charles City Road
The NWS says flooding has been reported in the areas of Highland Springs, Mechanicsville, East Highland Park, Bottoms Bridge, Richmond International Airport, Fair Oaks, Varina, Orapax Farms, Elko, Montrose, Sandston and Glendale.