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Members of the ODU community who are leaving campus at noon today to begin the Thanksgiving holiday may encounter high water and some closed streets on their way home, Norfolk police said.

But the driving conditions at noon should be better than conditions at 10:30 a.m., according to the police and ODU administrators.

"The high tide about 10:15 brought high water onto numerous roads and underpasses," said Robert Fenning, ODU vice president for administration.

"We believe conditions will be improved and the driving safer at noon, although some closed roads may remain."

Fenning said traffic updates would be posted on the ODU Web site through noon.

At 10:30 a.m., the Midtown Tunnel was closed and high water was interrupting traffic at railroad underpasses on Hampton Boulevard and Colley Avenue, a police spokesman said. Rain and high water was causing some traffic delays on Interstates roadbeds and at on- and off-ramps. Water was encroaching onto Hampton Boulevard in several locations both north and south of the campus.

Police units were on hand at numerous locations directing traffic around high water, a Norfolk police spokesman said.

This article was posted on: November 22, 2006

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