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Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 29, 20124:24 am

This blog is now closed. Click here for Monday’s Blog.

Doris Taylor October 29, 20122:20 am

The Route 175 Chincoteague Bridge Causeway has reopened and all Route 17 north— and south bound lanes on the access road to the JRB have reopened.

Doris Taylor October 29, 20122:03 am

Refuse collection in the City of Williamsburg will be delayed by one day. Collections scheduled for Monday, October 29 will occur Tuesday, October 30; Tuesday’s scheduled collections will be Wednesday, October 31.

As of today, recycling collections will occur as regularly scheduled on Wednesday.

Doris Taylor October 29, 20121:21 am

Buxton Photo taken from Daniel Pullen on Facebook

Doris Taylor October 29, 20121:20 am

Buxton NC from David Waterfield

Doris Taylor October 29, 20121:19 am

Fields Dance Studio will be closed on Monday

Doris Taylor October 29, 201212:51 am

Patrick Rockey’s 11 PM Update

Doris Taylor October 29, 201212:33 am

Allied Technology Group, Inc. will have a Liberal Leave Policy in effect through Monday evening.

Doris Taylor October 28, 201211:24 pm

Update: Crews are reopening the approaches to the Midtown Tunnel at the Martin Luther King Expressway, Route 164 and Hampton Boulevard. The ramps to the tunnel from Raleigh Avenue, Claremont Avenue and Cleveland Street remain closed.

The Downtown Tunnels continue to be open with no restrictions.

Doris Taylor October 28, 201210:17 pm

Crews have now closed one lane in each direction on the James River Bridge.

Doris Taylor October 28, 201210:09 pm

Northampton Co. Schools will be closed on Monday

Matt Knight October 28, 20129:57 pm

The Chincoteague Causeway will close at 10:15 p.m. No traffic on or off Island after this time until further notice.

Matt Knight October 28, 20129:39 pm
Doris Taylor October 28, 20129:25 pm

Water starting to rise in Chesapeake.

Matt Knight October 28, 20129:20 pm
Matt Knight October 28, 20129:16 pm
Matt Knight October 28, 20129:13 pm

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is now under level 4 wind restrictions – the only types of vehicles allowed to cross are cars without exterior cargo, pick-up trucks without cargo, mini-vans, and SUVs.

Matt Knight October 28, 20129:10 pm

Elizabeth River Crossings is closing the Midtown Tunnel due to deteriorating weather conditions, tidal surge and high water at the tunnel approaches.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20129:04 pm

Suffolk Road Closures: The 700 block of North Main Street is closed in both directions at the Kimberly Bridge due to tidal flooding as of 8:40 p.m.

Matt Knight October 28, 20129:00 pm

Angry neighbor says man who drove through flooded street sent waves into her home

Doris Taylor October 28, 20128:54 pm

Star Fields plant will be closed Monday, October 29th for all shifts.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20128:41 pm

Midtown Tunnel Update: Crews are closing the EB approach at Cleveland Ave. to the Midtown Tunnel and they are also closing the WB approach at Raleigh Ave. The tunnel is NOT closed, only the two approaches.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20128:32 pm

All Gloucester County government offices, including the Gloucester court system, will be closed Monday, October 29.

Matt Knight October 28, 20127:57 pm

NASA just issued this photo showing Sandy hitting Cape Hatteras, Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Bay.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20127:52 pm

Tree down in Ocean Lakes–Photo submitted by Debbie Monroe

Doris Taylor October 28, 20127:47 pm

Surry County Registrar’s office will be closed Monday, October 29, 2012 and no absentee voting will take place.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20127:42 pm

Norfolk: All health department services including all WIC offices are closed Monday, October 29th. The Food Handlers class scheduled for 9:00 a.m.at Huntersville School has been cancelled.

Matt Knight October 28, 20127:31 pm

Hampton Roads Transit will operate regular bus, rail and ferry service on Monday.

Flooding in low-lying areas may require temporary detours for some local bus services. All customers should expect somewhat slower service as operators deal with adverse driving conditions.

The downtown transfer center at Cedar Grove remains open, but if tidal surges force flooding at Monticello Avenue and Princess Anne Road, then bus transfer center will move to 20th Street between Church and Monticello.

Matt Knight October 28, 20127:29 pm

The City of Virginia Beach will open an emergency shelter at 10 a.m. Sunday at Birdneck Elementary School, 957 S. Birdneck Road.

Matt Knight October 28, 20127:28 pm

Due to flooding and overwash, N.C. 12 is closed from Rodanthe to the Oregon Inlet bridge, which was closed this evening after N.C. Department of Transportation inspectors determined that the bridge was unsafe for traffic at this time. Divers and inspectors will resume inspection of the bridge as soon as conditions allow.

Further south, Ocracoke Island is currently experiencing extreme sound side flooding and N.C. 12 is flooded with up 24 inches of water in the village and at least 2 inches of moving water on the highway north of the village.

Overwash has also been reported in Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and north of Buxton.

N.C. 12 is also impassable between Sea Level and Cedar Island in Carteret County. In areas east of Smyrna, Williston and Stacy, tidal flooding has partially covered U.S. 70.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20127:25 pm

Hampton Roads Transit will operate regular bus, rail and ferry service on Monday.
Flooding in low-lying areas may require temporary detours for some local bus services. All customers should expect somewhat slower service as operators deal with adverse driving conditions.

The downtown transfer center at Cedar Grove remains open, but if tidal surges force flooding at Monticello Avenue and Princess Anne Road, then bus transfer center will move to 20th Street between Church and Monticello.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20127:01 pm

All Newport News City offices delay opening until 10:00 am on Monday, October 29th for non-essential personnel.

Parks & Recreation
Youth Programs (before and after school programs) – All Parks & Recreation youth programs will be consolidated at Brittingham-Midtown Community Center on Monday, October 29th, and will operate from 8:50 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Instructional Programs – All Parks & Recreational instructional programs are cancelled for Monday, October 29th.

Courthouse Way Recreation Center and Riverview Gymnastics Center will be closed on Monday, October 29th.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20126:56 pm

Currituck County Government offices will open at 10:00 am on Monday, October 29, 2012. From 10 am – 5 pm, employees will follow the adverse weather policy.

Matt Knight October 28, 20126:53 pm

Surfers are taking advantage of the hurricane swell. Check out these surfers riding swells inside the Chesapeake Bay.

Matt Knight October 28, 20126:15 pm

Dare County Emergency Management advises that there is an increased threat of inundation of storm surge and soundside flooding:

Oceanside – high seas and rough surf will continue to produce ocean overwash with inundation of 4 to 6 feet above ground.

Soundside – prepare for widespread inundation of 4 to 6 feet above ground level. Some locations could see inundation up to 7 feet.

Highway 12 on Hatteras Island remains closed due to sand and water on the roadway. Local law enforcement reports that pavement has been compromised in the northbound lane of Highway 12 north of Mirlo Beach and in the southbound lane south of the new bridge. NCDOT will continue working to clear the road, assess damage and make repairs to reopen it as quickly as possible.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20126:09 pm

All Suffolk Parks and Recreation Before and After School care programs will be closed on Monday, October 29, 2012 due to Suffolk Public Schools being closed. Evening programs and activities are still scheduled as of now.

Matt Knight October 28, 20126:05 pm

The Chesapeake Voter Registrar’s office will be CLOSED on Monday, October 29. There will be no absentee voting on Monday, October 29.

The City of Chesapeake asks residents and business owners to report SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE to their homes and places of business caused by wind and/or flooding during Sandy. Reports can be made to 757-382-2489.

There will be NO VISITATION for inmates at the Chesapeake Jail on Sunday, October 29.

Matt Knight October 28, 20126:00 pm

Matt Knight October 28, 20125:31 pm

Chesapeake is opening the following shelters at 7pm:

GENERAL RESIDENT SHELTER — Oscar Smith High School, 1994 Tiger Drive. Residents who decide to come to a shelter need to understand that conditions are extremely basic. Residents should bring adequate food, water, medical supplies, bedding and comfort items for each member of their family for a stay of at least 48 hours due to the anticipated severity of the storm. Shelters provide a safe, dry location during the storm. In addition, access to electrical power (other than lighting) is extremely limited or may not be available at all.

MEDICAL NEEDS SHELTER — Greenbrier Middle School, 1016 Greenbrier Parkway. For residents who are oxygen dependent or who need electricity for medical equipment. This shelter is intended for those whose medical needs cannot safely be met at home during the storm. The shelter does not take the place of a hospital and is intended only for those whose conditions are stable. A primary caregiver should accompany each individual to the shelter to provide support. Those coming to the shelter should bring durable medical equipment and oxygen tanks, medication and supplies, personal care items, special foods, and vital documents. Service animals only are permitted. They must also bring your own bedding and comfort items.

PET SHELTER — River Crest Community Center, 1001 River Walk Parkway. The shelter will accept domestic animals only, with the exception of snakes which are not permitted. Owners should bring food, a towel, any medications, and their animal’s crate/cage, if possible. Loaner crates are available as supplies permit. Birds and pocket pets MUST be in their own cages. Pet owners will be provided shelter at Oscar Smith High School and owners will be allowed to return to the Pet Shelter to walk and visit their pets as weather conditions permit.

Residents with questions should call 382-2489

Doris Taylor October 28, 20125:04 pm

Faith Outreach Education Center will be closed on Monday

Doris Taylor October 28, 20124:55 pm

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth has announced that only mission-essential personnel should report for duty on Monday, Oct. 29. Branch Health Clinics will be closed if the base they are attached to is closed. TRICARE Prime Clinics in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake will be closed on Monday.

Patients who have appointments scheduled at NMCP’s outpatient clinics should reschedule. Patients who have surgeries scheduled for tomorrow will be contacted to reschedule them. Patients who have additional questions may contact the Quarterdeck at 757-953-5009.

The Emergency Room will remain open, but may not be accessible due to flooded roads near the naval medical center. Patients who have a medical emergency should go to the nearest emergency room.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20124:52 pm

All Isle of Wight County park facilities and all Convenience Center sites will be closed on Monday, October 29, 2012

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20124:39 pm

All Virginia Beach courts will be closed Monday – General District Court, Circuit Court and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. All court clerks’ office also will be closed. No decision has been made yet about Tuesday.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20124:38 pm

Tabernacle of Prayer Christian School – closed Monday.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20124:36 pm

Surry County Public Schools closed Monday and Tuesday

Doris Taylor October 28, 20124:36 pm

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools closed Monday.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20124:33 pm

All roads are reported to be open in the City of Suffolk as of 4:15 p.m.

Additional road status updates:

– Indian Trail from Lake Cahoon Road to Lake Meade Drive is open. There is high water at the railroad trestle on Indian Trail. High water signs are currently in place and roadway is passable.

– 8700 to 8800 block of New Road from South Quay Road to Ellis. Road is open. High water signs are currently in place and roadway is passable.

– Brookwood Drive from Camellia Drive to Magnolia Drive is open. High water signs are currently in place and roadway is passable.

– 1300 to 1600 block of Buckhorn Drive is open. There is high water at this location but roadway is passable.

– 5100 block of Holy Neck Road from Southwestern Boulevard to New Road is open. High water signs are currently in place and roadway is passable.

– 5900 to 6200 block of Holy Neck Road is open. There is high water at this location but the roadway is passable.

– Nansemond Parkway at Shoulders Hill Road is starting to flood but is still passable.

Doris Taylor October 28, 20124:14 pm

As clean up from the Hurricane Sandy begins, the Department of Public Works in Norfolk plans to resume regular household trash and recycling collection on Tuesday, October 30.

Curbside Trash Collection
Residents are encouraged to place their trash, recycling and bulk waste at the curb by 7:00 a.m. Please separate trash into distinct piles for yard waste and for construction and debris as follows:

1. Household garbage in green trash cans
2. Recycling in blue cans
3. Building debris and related material
4. Leaves and grass clippings to be placed in clear bags – do not place leaves in curb line
5. Tree limbs (bundle and tie tree limbs longer than 4 feet, 6 inches in diameter). For tree limbs larger than this diameter, the homeowner must make arrangements with a private hauler.

Overflow trash, such as food waste that will not fit in the trash cart, should be placed in dark plastic bags, tied off and placed inside a 90-gallon cart

Matt Knight October 28, 20123:56 pm

By Mike Cologne

Matt Knight October 28, 20123:44 pm

VDOT has resumed full service of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry as of 3:30 p.m.

Service at the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry was temporarily reduced from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. today due to high tides.

For updates on ferry service, motorists can call the ferry hotline at 1-800-VA-FERRY. For more information about other VDOT maintained roads, motorists can tune into 1680AM, dial 511 or visit http://www.VDOT.Virginia.gov.

Matt Knight October 28, 20123:35 pm

The Virginia Beach Voter Registrar’s Office at 2449 Princess Anne Road in the Municipal Center will be closed Monday, Oct. 29. No absentee voting will take place at that office, the courthouse fire station or at Department of Motor Vehicle locations.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20123:29 pm

Williamsburg – James City County schools closed Monday

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20123:25 pm

Matt Knight October 28, 20123:19 pm
Blaine Stewart October 28, 20123:11 pm

OBAMA ON SANDY: “My message to the governors, as well as to the mayors, is anything they need, we will be there.”

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20123:06 pm

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20123:06 pm

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel is currently operating under Level # 2 wind restrictions, we are currently experiencing moderate rainfall across the Facility.

Winds are currently coming out of the Northeast at 40-50 mph with no gust over 50 mph.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20123:04 pm

Surry County Public Schools closed Monday and Tuesday.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20123:02 pm

All campuses of Tidewater Community College closed Monday

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20123:02 pm


Ocean View

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20123:02 pm

Hurricane Prep @WTKR3

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20122:56 pm

Newport News public schools closed Monday

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20122:53 pm

City of Chesapeake public schools closed Monday

Matt Knight October 28, 20122:48 pm
Matt Knight October 28, 20122:46 pm
Blaine Stewart October 28, 20122:41 pm

From NASA Langley: We are closed on Monday, due to Sandy. Emergency team is in place on Center.

Matt Knight October 28, 20122:37 pm

A spokesman for the City of Hampton says 32 people – mostly from flooded Paula Maria apartment complex – are in city-operated shelters.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20122:20 pm

Colonial Williamsburg historic area closed Monday

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20122:19 pm

VA Governor Bob McDonnell: “This is going to be a long haul… people are going to have to be patient.”

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20122:07 pm

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia will be closed on October 29.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20122:04 pm

Camden County, NC schools closed Monday

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20121:51 pm

FORT EUSTIS UPDATE: Starting today at 5 p.m. through Monday at midnight, Fort Eustis’ status is “Mission Essential Personnel Only” to report.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20121:49 pm

Gas station on Ocracoke Island.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20121:46 pm

Norfolk State University CLOSED Monday

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20121:41 pm

ACCOMACK COUNTY: Voluntary evacuation issued

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20121:37 pm

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20121:37 pm

Matt Knight October 28, 20121:31 pm

The following roads are closed/flooded in Isle of Wight County

Closed:

– Kings Cove Way
– Rescue Rd.
– S. Church St. at Cypress Creek bridge
– Tan Rd.

Flooded

-Burdette Rd.
-Carrollton Blvd. (near the James River Bridge)

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20121:28 pm

BEAT THE TRAFFIC: The Midtown Tunnel remains open in both directions at this time. However, motorists traveling later this evening may experience 15-20 minute delays coinciding with the next high tide. Travel speeds will likely need to once again be regulated with pilot vehicles for safe passage through the tunnel in each direction. Should tides exceed those forecasted this evening, motorists should be prepared for the possibility of a complete tunnel closure.

Based on the currently forecasted tides for Monday, October 29, motorists should be prepared for a complete closure of the Midtown Tunnel to prevent tunnel flooding ahead of the morning high tide.

Matt Knight October 28, 20121:24 pm

Chesapeake will open the following shelters at 7pm Sunday night:

RESIDENT SHELTER

The City of Chesapeake will open a Storm Shelter tonight, Sunday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Oscar Smith High School, 1994 Tiger Drive. Residents who decide to come to a shelter need to understand that conditions are extremely basic. Residents should bring adequate food, water, medical supplies, bedding and comfort items for each member of their family for a stay of at least 48 hours due to the anticipated severity of the storm. Shelters provide a safe, dry location during the storm. In addition, access to electrical power (other than lighting) is extremely limited or may not be available at all.

MEDICAL NEEDS SHELTER

The City will open a medical needs shelter for residents who are oxygen dependent or who need electricity for medical equipment today Sunday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Greenbrier Middle School, 1016 Greenbrier Parkway. This shelter is intended for those whose medical needs cannot safely be met at home during the storm.

The shelter does not take the place of a hospital and is intended only for those whose conditions are stable. A primary caregiver should accompany each individual to the shelter to provide support.

Residents coming to the shelter need to bring durable medical equipment and oxygen tanks, medication and supplies, personal care items, special foods, and vital documents. Service animals only are permitted. They must also bring their own bedding and comfort items.

PET SHELTER

A Pet Shelter will open tonight at 7:00 p.m. at River Crest Community Center, 1001 River Walk Parkway. The shelter will accept domestic animals only, with the exception of snakes which are not permitted. Owners should bring food, a towel, any medications, and their animal’s crate/cage, if possible. Loaner crates are available as supplies permit. Birds and pocket pets MUST be in their own cages. Pet owners will be provided shelter at Oscar Smith High School and owners will be allowed to return to the Pet Shelter to walk and visit their pets as weather conditions permit.

Residents with questions or concerns should call: 382-2489

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20121:24 pm

Isle of Wight public schools closed Monday.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20121:22 pm

The new South Norfolk Jordan Bridge is open to traffic. No toll until 6pm tonight.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20121:19 pm

Today at 5 p.m. – watch WGNT News Powered by NewsChannel 3 on WGNT 27. That’s Cox Cable Channel 7.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20121:18 pm

Virginia Wesleyan College – classes cancelled Monday.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20121:09 pm

Elizabeth City State University closed Monday.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201212:52 pm

Virginia Beach Public Schools closed Monday.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201212:50 pm

Hampton City Schools closed Monday.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201212:47 pm

Portsmouth Public Schools closed Monday.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201212:30 pm

VIRGINIA BEACH: City of Virginia Beach offices and facilities will be closed to the public Monday, Oct. 29. The city will operate under an “essential personnel condition” starting at 6 a.m. The essential operating condition will remain in effect until further notice.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201212:30 pm

DARE COUNTY NC: NCDOT is working to remove sand and water on NC Highway 12 on Hatteras Island, which has closed the roadway south of Oregon Inlet. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert for water and sand overwash on Highway 12 and all roads throughout Dare County.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 201212:29 pm

Eastern Shore Community College will be closed Monday, October 29.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201212:21 pm

Hampton Blvd in Norfolk shut down due to high water with multiple stranded vehicles.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 201212:19 pm

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach will be closed and classes cancelled on Sunday, October 28, 2012, and Monday, October 29, 2012.

Classes are scheduled to resume and the campus to reopen on Tuesday, October 30.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 201212:15 pm

Portsmouth City Offices closed tomorrow.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201212:12 pm

City of Poquoson schools closed Monday.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201212:06 pm

Virginia Beach: Shore Drive near Fort Story closed.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201212:05 pm

Chesapeake: Battlefield Blvd north of the Great Bridge Bridge closed.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201212:05 pm

Chesapeake: Dominion Blvd from Great Bridge Blvd to Cedar Road closed.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201211:50 am

York County Schools closed Monday.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 201211:42 am

Portsmouth – There will be no trash and bulk collection on Monday. Monday trash and bulk routes are rescheduled for collection on Wednesday, October 31st.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 201211:37 am

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is currently under Level 2 wind restrictions.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201211:32 am

BEAT THE TRAFFIC: HRT says light rail will run from Noon until 6pm today, unless flooding forces a closure before then.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201211:27 am

11:30AM VDOT Update: The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is at reduced capacity due to high tides. Currently, the Pocahontas is running in both directions. The Midtown Tunnel in Norfolk and Portsmouth is currently open in both directions, however travel speeds are currently being regulated utilizing pilot vehicles to ensure safety. The Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel is currently under at Level 2 wind restrictions. For specific information, call 757-331-2960.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201211:24 am

Some flights in and out of Norfolk International Airport are delayed because of Sandy. Check the status of your flight here: http://www.norfolkairport.com/arrivals

Patrick Rockey October 28, 201211:10 am

11 AM: Little change to Sandy’s intensity or forecast track. We’re still on target for heavy rain, wind gusts to 60 mph and serious flooding

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201211:09 am

11AM POWER UPDATE: Less than 1,000 homes and businesses without power, according to Dominion Virginia Power. https://www.dom.com/storm-center/hampton.jsp

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 201210:55 am

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 201210:50 am

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201210:27 am

Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) closed.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 201210:21 am

The Midtown Tunnel remains open in both directions at this time. #SandyWTKR

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 201210:14 am

The Coast Guard captain of the port has set Port Condition Zulu for the coastal waters of the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia Saturday due to the approach of Hurricane Sandy.

Condition Zulu means gale force winds are possible within 12 hours.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201210:14 am

POWER UPDATE; Summary from Dominion Virginia Power: https://www.dom.com/storm-center/hampton.jsp

Blaine Stewart October 28, 201210:08 am

VIRGINIA BEACH: During Hurricane Sandy, the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center will accept only dogs and cats from citizens who use the Birdneck Elementary School public shelter, starting this morning at 10 a.m. The center is at 341 S. Birdneck Road. Owners should bring food, bedding and medication for their pets. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Animals can stay free of charge until the Birdneck Elementary shelter closes. The pet shelter is only authorized for citizens staying at the Birdneck shelter.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 201210:04 am

N.C. 12 Impassable in Dare County Due to Overwash from Hurricane Sandy

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20129:49 am

BEAT THE TRAFFIC: Dominion Boulevard (US 17) SOUTH of the Steel Bridge in Chesapeake is closed because of flooding.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20129:37 am

9:30 AM POWER UPDATE: Close to 3,500 customers are without power in Hampton Roads, according to Dominion Virginia Power. The areas most impacted include: Homes near Little Back River Road and Victoria Boulevard in Hampton, Holland Road/Rosemont Road and Providence Road in the Kempsville area in Virginia Beach.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20129:28 am

Norfolk city & school division will close all offices & schools on Monday due to NWS forecasts of strong winds & flooding.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20129:24 am

CLOSED: The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20129:24 am

CLOSED: Chrysler Museum of Art

Patrick Rockey October 28, 20129:17 am

Great place to check tide times near your community: http://www.saltwatertides.com/dynamic.dir/virginiasites.html

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20129:15 am

NC Highway 12 on Hatteras Island is closed at Oregon Inlet due to sand and water on the roadway. NCDOT is on scene working to correct the problem. Ocean overwash will continue to be a problem throughout the day on Highway 12. Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert for water and sand overwash on roads throughout Dare County.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20129:02 am

UPDATE: Traffic at the Midtown Tunnel has been temporarily stopped to clear water run-off inside the tunnel. Traffic will resume as soon at the water is cleared.

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20129:00 am

Big surf, high winds close N.C. 12 on Hatteras

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20128:36 am

Patrick Rockey October 28, 20128:27 am

PEAK GUSTS (so far) Frisco 71 mph, Duck 58, Wanchese 55, Cape Henry 53, CBBT 53, York Rvr Light 47, Elizabeth Cty 46.

Patrick Rockey October 28, 20128:18 am

Holly Jan13 Holly Henry October 28, 20128:18 am

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20128:13 am

8AM UPDATE: No big changes from the National Hurricane Center. Sandy is still a Hurricane with 75mph winds. It is still projected to make landfall along the New Jersey coast. Our biggest concerns continue to be strong winds, periods of heavy rain and tidal flooding. The next high tide will happen in the next hour, meaning already flooded areas will see even more water.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20127:51 am

MIDTOWN TUNNEL: Elizabeth River Crossings reports the Midtown Tunnel is still OPEN at this hour. However, there is some flooding on the Brambleton Avenue exit on the Norfolk side.

Blaine Stewart October 28, 20127:46 am

BEAT THE TRAFFIC: The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is currently on level 2 wind restrictions. That means no motorcycles; large pick-up campers; camper trailers; house trailers; anything being towed; vehicles with any exterior cargo.

Matt Knight October 28, 20124:28 am
Matt Knight October 28, 20124:12 am


Virginia National Guard Soldiers from the Norfolk-based Battery B, 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team perform maintenance on chainsaws and other equipment as they prepare for possible recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy Oct. 27, 2012 at the Norfolk National Guard Readiness Center.

Matt Knight October 28, 20124:10 am

Sandy continues to move parallel to the East Coast. The National Hurricane Center says hurricane-force winds extend 105 miles from the center of the storm, and tropical storm-force winds extend 520 miles.

The NHC predicts storm surges will last several high tide cycles and reach:
– 4 to 6 feet in North Carolina north of Surf City, including the Pamlico/Albemarle Sounds
– 2 to 4 feet in southeast Virginia including the lower Chesapeake Bay
– 1 to 2 feed in the upper and middle Chesapeake Bay

Matt Knight October 28, 20124:06 am

The Portsmouth Visitor Center will be closed Sunday, October 28, 2012.

Matt Knight October 28, 20124:05 am

8 PM UPDATE: Sandy is maintaining hurricane strength as it moves to the north at 13 mph. We’re still on track for heavy rain, high winds, flooding and widespread power outages over the next few days.


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