Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina has blocked roads and closed schools for more than 100,000 students.
A stalled weather system and the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia have brought days of rain and localized flooding to the region through Wednesday morning. The rain is expected to continue into Thursday.
The National Weather Service says the region has seen more than 7 inches of rain since Sunday. Monday was the wettest with more than 3 inches of rain. By midmorning Wednesday, the region had already seen nearly 2 inches.
Major school districts in Virginia's south Hampton Roads region have canceled classes. So have two North Carolina counties, Currituck and Gates. Local media are reporting impassable roadways and highway ramps throughout the region.
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