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Photos, videos show flooding across Central Virginia: 'THIS is not passable'

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Posted at 11:34 AM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 18:19:59-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Photos and videos show major flooding across parts of Central Virginia as more heavy rainfall tracks through Virginia.

Locally heavy rainfall occurred in the metro this morning, and multiple flood and flash flood warnings are in effect, Meteorologist Mike Stone said.

"It will not rain every moment of today, but showers and storms will ramp up again this afternoon into this evening, especially south of I-64," Stone said, "The muggy air will produce torrential downpours and some flash flooding. There is the potential for more locations to get multiple inches of rain again."

RELATED: Latest Weather Alerts

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VDOT officials urged drivers to never drive through standing water.

"We’re sure you’ve seen these rainy driving tips a lot lately, but there’s a reason why we repeat them," VDOT officials wrote. "Please make safety your top priority...today and every day."

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY

"Due to heavy rainfall, several roads are impassible due to flooding," officials warned via the Chesterfield Alert system. "If you do not have to go out, please stay home. Do not drive on water covered roadways."

Flooding closed Hull Street Road at Bailey Bridge in Chesterfield County, according to police.

Additionally, photos show crews rescuing a stranded driver from a flooded Otterdale Road.

"THIS is not passable," Chesterfield Police warned. "Many roads in the county have high water and some of them have signs saying so. Please don’t drive through high water or around the signs. We are extremely busy today with calls for service like this. Turn around - it’s not worth it."

PETERSBURG

"Heavy rainfall is moving slowly eastward & getting close to Petersburg," Meteorologist Mike Stone posted around 9:55 a.m. "Another 1-3" of rain possible through 11am."

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A photos shows a mail truck driving through a water covered street in Petersburg's Walnut Hill neighborhood Saturday morning.

CBS 6 viewer Ted Joas posted video showing Petersburg roads covered by water after heavy rains along Wythe Street near Union and Market streets.

"You can't see the sidewalk for all the water," Jonas said.

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