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Cities opening garages to public as heavy rain is expected to cause flooding

The Middle Street and County Street garages open at 6 p.m. for the second floor and above.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — With heavy rain and possible flooding this weekend from Hurricane Ian, people in Portsmouth and Norfolk can move their cars to higher ground.

In Portsmouth, the Middle Street and County Street garages opened at 6 p.m. Thursday for the second floor and above. No trailers are allowed and people are asked to not park in any spots that are marked reserved.

In Norfolk, The York Street Garage at 215 West York Street, and the Brambleton Lot at 494 Saint Paul's Boulevard opened Friday at 10 a.m. and will be open for public parking until 8 a.m. Saturday, October 1, according to a spokesperson for the city. 

In Portsmouth, you have to move your car out by Monday, October 3 at 7 a.m.

In Yorktown, the parking lots located at the McReynolds Athletic Complex (412 Sports Way) and Chisman Creek Park (1314 Wolf Trap Road) are open for the parking of vehicles due to potential for coastal flooding, the city said. 

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