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TRAFFIC ALERT

 

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RELEASE: IMMEDIATE


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PIO Incident Command (757) 424-6754, Oct. 28, 2012 (9:58 p.m.)
Brooke Grow (757) 274-1908, HamptonRoadsPublicInfo@vdot.virginia.gov

 

VDOT MONITORING ROAD CONDITIONS IN HAMPTON ROADS
Motorists should be prepared for bridge and road closures

 

HAMPTON ROADS— The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) would like to alert residents to road, facility and bridge impacts as the effects of Hurricane Sandy intensify in the Hampton Roads region:

  • The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry has stopped all operations due to high tides. Crews will monitor conditions and once it is safe to resume operations the ferry will be put back into service.
  • Crews anticipate closing the Route 175 Causeway to Chincoteague at 10:15 p.m. As conditions deteriorate or change, additional facility updates will be given.
  • The Interstate 264 east off ramp to Campostella is closed due to high water on the city streets.
  • The Interstate 64 west off ramp to 15th view is closed due to high water on the city streets.
  • The Interstate 264 east off ramp to Tidewater Drive is closed due to high water on the city streets.
  • Interstate 264 west to City Hall Drive is closed due to high water on city streets.
  • The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is now at level 4 wind restrictions.
  • The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel can be impacted by winds, tides, and storm surge.  In the event this facility can no longer operate safely, the HRBT may be closed to motorists until the storm has passed and are deemed safe for travel.
  • At this time, the Route 17 James River Bridge is not closed. However, one northbound lane and one southbound lane are closed due to unusually high tides on the access road to the James River Bridge.

 

Motorists are encouraged to suspend travel if possible today and overnight tonight as the storm moves into to the area.

 

VDOT will continue to monitor all bridges, tunnels and roadways throughout the district and report closure and road blockages as this information becomes available.

 

Current road condition information:

  • www.511Virginia.org
  • Call 511 or the Hampton Roads Traffic Line at 757-361-3016
  • Highway Helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD (1-800-367-7623)
  • 1680AM Highway Advisory Radio (in Hampton Roads)

 

General hurricane information can be found at: http://www.vaemergency.com or www.virginiadot.org/hurricanes

 

 

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