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Isle of Wight County roads flooding; about 15 people rescued from homes

An Isle of Wight County Schools spokeswoman said due to flooding at several schools, all in-person learning has been canceled.
Credit: Julie Rudy / Zipwhip
Viewer Julie Rudy captured flooded streets at Beale Park in the Moonefield area of Smithfield.

SMITHFIELD, Va. — Roads in Isle of Wight County are experiencing flooding, causing some vehicles to be stranded Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews are working a water rescue at Great Spring Road in Smithfield where two cars are trapped, according to Isle of Wight Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Potter.

One person was rescued.

Potter said intersections experiencing high water. There have been no reports of sinkholes.

About 15 people have been rescued from their homes since 8 a.m.

A viewer sent in photos of flooding on Moonefield Drive near Beale Park in Smithfield.

Lynn B. Briggs, Isle of Wight County Schools spokeswoman, said due to flooding at several schools, all in-person learning has been canceled Wednesday.

In-person Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are also canceled.

A flash flood warning has been issued for Isle of Wight until 9 a.m.