Storms bring high water, outages
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
An Elizabeth City police officer (left) responds to a vehicle stuck in high water at Flora Street and Riverside Avenue, around 6:10 p.m., Tuesday evening. The vehicle did not appear occupied. Thunderstorms crossed the city late Tuesday afternoon and evening, knocking out power to more than half the city’s power customers and flooding low-lying streets. City Manager Rich Olson said a switch malfunction at substation one, which is the city’s connection to Dominion Power, caused the outage. He said power was restored to nearly all customers within 45 minutes. Bunker Hill Road in the South Mills area of Camden County and Roanoke Avenue in Elizabeth City were listed as impassable late Tuesday afternoon because of flooding.