Coastal flooding closes roads in the Northern Neck

NORTHERN NECK, Va. — A storm brewing off the coast of Virginia caused flooding in low-lying areas of the Northern Neck region on Tuesday.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) said the southbound lanes of Route 17 were closed at the Mount Landing Creek bridge in Essex County for flooding. They reopened around 2 p.m.

Service on the Sunnybank ferry in Northumberland County and the Merry Point ferry in Lancaster County has been suspended due to the flooding.

Naylors Beach Road in Richmond County is also closed to through traffic.

Lori McCarty

Coastal flooding rises over a dock in Lancaster County on May 10, 2022.

According to the National Weather Service, the coastal flood warning is in effect through Wednesday morning.

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