Flooding cancels prom, other events around Central Virginia

Flooding on Otterdale Road in Chesterfield. (Source: NBC12)
Flooding on Otterdale Road in Chesterfield. (Source: NBC12)
Published: May. 18, 2018 at 5:22 PM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2018 at 3:24 PM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Clover Hill High School's prom has been postponed to May 24 due to the inclement weather and flooding in Central Virginia.

The prom will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The John Marshall Ballrooms.

"We understand the inconvenience this causes, but sincerely appreciate your understanding/support of our efforts to make sure our students have a safe evening," Chesterfield Schools tweeted.

The school's prom was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday.

In addition, all after-school activities scheduled for Friday afternoon or evening have been canceled in both Chesterfield and Richmond. Chesterfield County Public Schools have issued a 2-hour early dismissal.

Also, Kings Dominion canceled the Taste of Virginia events scheduled for Friday evening. However, the park will still be open until 8 p.m.

Plus, Friday's Richmond Flying Squirrels game against the Harrisburg Senators has been postponed to Saturday, May 19. The game will now be a doubleheader, and the first game will start at 5:05 p.m. with gates opening at 4:30 p.m.

The Swift Creek Mill Theatre in Colonial Heights experienced some flooding early Saturday.

"Our building is taking in water and as a result, we are having to cancel the opening of our production 'Always A Bridesmaid,' " said viewer Jennifer Procise.

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