New Kent officials ask people to stay off roads due to heavy flooding

New Kent officials ask people to stay off roads due to heavy flooding
VDOT workers say some points along Route 60 were flooded with up to six feet of water Sunday morning. (Source: NBC12)
VDOT workers say some points along Route 60 were flooded with up to six feet of water Sunday morning. (Source: NBC12)

NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - The New Kent County Sheriff's Office is asking people to stay home if they can, after this weekend's rain caused major flooding in the area,

Several portions of Route 60 were shut down because of high water on the road, causing quite a few problems.

"Trying to get down to Lenexa to pick up our puppy dog, but it looks like we're going to have to turn around and go back the other way," said Lucy Rothnie, who was just trying to get home.

The road was hit by about three to six inches of rain.

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VDOT workers say some points along Route 60 were flooded with up to six feet of water Sunday morning.

"We tried to come accros 106 to Route 60, and 106 was closed, said Rothnie. "So we came down to 155 on Route 5, made it through this far and now we've got to go the other way again."

Rothnie was on her way home from Smithfield, a drive she says normally doesn't take very long.

Other areas in New Kent weren't spared from the rain. Here are some of the roads with high water:

  • Henpeck Road near Old Roxbury
  • Pocahontas Trail eastbound in the 8000 block
  • Pocahontas Trail at North Adkins Road
  • Pocahontas Trail eastbound from Carriage Road to Rockahock Road
  • 3400 block of Ropers Church Road
  • Carter Road near Pocahontas Trail
  • Farmers Drive near Eltham Road

The sheriff's office said the water has receded in some spots, but warns people driving in the area to be cautious.

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