Flooding blocks Va. road access to Knotts Island


By William F. West
Staff Writer

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CURRITUCK – If you want to drive to Knotts Island from the Virginia side of the Virginia-North Carolina border, you’ll have to wait — or take the Knotts Island ferry.

As of Monday, the 6000 block of Blackwater Road and Pungo Ferry Road were closed due to flooding, city of Virginia Beach spokeswoman Barbara Morrison said in an email. 

Pungo Ferry in particular is a key link to Princess Anne Road, with Princess Anne becoming N.C. Highway 615 on the south side of the border.

Additionally in Virginia, Indian River Road was closed between Princess Anne and West Neck Road, Morrison said.

In the Knotts Island area of Currituck County, N.C. 615 was covered with water in places, as were a variety of roads in the Knotts Island area, Currituck Emergency Management Director Mary Beth Newns said Monday.

As for the rest of the upper part of Currituck, Newns said there were reports of areas of water on Tulls Creek Road.

Newns also said she received reports of flooding on Poyners Road. "We haven't been told that it's closed, but the water is pretty deep there," she said.

As for the lower end of the Currituck, Newns said there were reports of roads in the Walnut Island area covered with water because that area sits low in the vicinity of Currituck Sound.

Newns said she hasn't received any reports of any problems with roads on the Currituck Outer Banks.