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Road conditions are changing throughout the weekend as a result of heavy rain and high water in James City County and York County. Check WYDaily.com for weekend weather reports and event cancellations.
James City County: VDOT is reporting that Route 712/Stanley Drive at John Tyler Highway is closed due to flooding.
The east exit ramp on Interstate 64 at mile marker 231 is closed, VDOT reports.
South Riverside Drive is passable with care, according to VDOT.
There is also significant flood tide activity at most county docks and piers, according to a statement from James City County.
York County: VDOT is reporting Water Street to Read Street is closed due to flooding. Back Creek Road and Oriana Road are passable with care. There is a high wind advisory in effect for Coleman Bridge.
Jamestown-Scotland Ferry: Service depends on the height of the water, as loading ramps on the docks cannot be safely raised or lowered onto the ferry boats during heavy rain and high tides, according to a statement released by the department.
During reduced service, The Pocahontas, which can carry up to 70 vehicles, can transport motorists over the James River because it has a lower deck than the other ferries in the fleet. Service is suspended when the water is too high for any of the ferries to operate.
For updates on the ferry service, drivers can call the ferry hotline at 800-VA-FERRY.
WATA: Williamsburg Area Transit Authority reports that the Surry Line, which takes commuters to the ferry terminal, will not run on Saturday due to the “inconsistent operation of the Ferry,” according to a WATA tweet. Service will resume Monday, WATA reports.
Newport News: There is a high wind advisory in effect for the James River Bridge.
Up-to-the-minute road conditions throughout the Commonwealth can be found by visiting Virginia’s 511 Traffic Information website.