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Kristen Crowley is the Traffic Reporter for WTKR and WGNT and also Co-Anchors WTKR at Noon.

Kristen moved from Michigan to Hampton Roads in 1999 and is proud to call this area home. She joined the WTKR morning team in 2007 and loves everything about her morning family, except the early wakeup call! “Coffee and concealer can work some wonders at 4:00am!”

Kristen makes the most of her local knowledge to report on various lifestyle stories and to also helps you Beat The Backups. You can catch her traffic updates weekday mornings from 5 a.m. – 7 a.m. on WTKR News 3 and from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. on WGNT.

The behind the scenes fun always continues on Facebook throughout the morning show so join in on the conversation today. “We don’t try to be television personalities on our show, we just try to be ourselves!”

Kristen lives in Chesapeake with her husband, her awesome kids and their dogs! Kristen grew up on a horse farm and enjoys volunteering with several charity groups in the area. She focuses her time on animal and military charities that are near and dear to her heart.

If you have any special events, stories, or questions please feel free to shoot Kristen an email at Kristen.crowley@wtkr.com.
Also be sure to “LIKE” Kristen’s Facebook page KristenCrowleyWTKR to keep up to date with backups and delays or follow her on Twitter at @Kristencrowley3.


Recent Articles
  • First Warning Traffic – Friday bridge openings, road work and lane closures

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Gilmerton Bridge 7:15 AM High Rise Bridge 2:00 PM – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT April 15-21 I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County: Lane closures under flagger control on Yorktown Road, Penniman Road and Jefferson Avenue at the I-64 overpasses on April 14-21, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. I-64, Express Lanes: Full closures. ·         Full ramp closure-I-64 east exit from Express Lanes at the Twin Bridges closed April 20, 8 p.m. until April 22 at 4 a.m. ​I-664, Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel: One […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Bridge openings, road work in Chesapeake and interstate closures for Wednesday

    BRIDGE OPENING: Gilmerton Bridge 6:30 AM – CHESAPEAKE ROAD WORK: CENTERVILLE TURNPIKE LANE CLOSURE Milling and paving work will require a single lane closure on Centerville Turnpike between Elbow Rd and Butts Station Rd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 and continuing daily through early next week. Flaggers will guide traffic through the open lane. MT PLEASANT RD LANE CLOSURE Pavement marking repairs will require a single lane closure on Mt Pleasant Rd between Maxwell St and […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Road closures and bridge openings Monday

      BRIDGE OPENINGS: Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM James River Bridge 9:30 AM –   BATTLEFIELD BLVD LANE CLOSURE  Bridge inspection and maintenance work, single lane closure on southbound Battlefield Blvd at the overpass just north of Kempsville Rd on Monday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – ERC WEEKLY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
 Friday, April 13 to Friday, April 20 I-264 East Downtown Tunnel: Left lane closure in the Downtown Tunnel eastbound on Monday, April 16; Wednesday, April 18; and Thursday, April 19 from 8 […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Friday bridge openings, road work and detours

      BRIDGE OPENINGS: Gilmerton Bridge 6:40 and 7:30 AM James River Bridge 10:30 AM SATURDAY OPENING: High Rise Bridge 11:15 AM – PORTSMOUTH:  Friday, April 13th  7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shenandoah Street between Rockbridge Road and High Street will be closed. There will be a signed detour via High Street, Grayson Street, and Rockbridge Road during service replacement work. – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT  April 8-14   I-64, High Rise Bridge: Single-lane closure I-64 in both directions from Yadkin Road to […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Holiday travel alerts, lane closures and bridge openings for the weekend

    BRIDGE OPENING: SATURDAY – James River Bridge 10:30 AM – ERC MIDTOWN TUNNEL CLOSURES NEXT WEEK  Friday, March 30 to Friday, April 6 US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel westbound on Tuesday, April 3, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. US 58 East Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel eastbound on Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.   – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Bridge openings, road work in Chesapeake and overnight lane closures Wednesday

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: James River Bridge 9:45 AM Berkley Bridge 11:00 AM – CHESAPEAKE: WEDNESDAY – RT 168 BYPASS:  Embankment repair work will require a single lane closure on southbound Route 168 Bypass south of the bridge over Kempsville Rd on Wednesday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with possible additional work at the westbound Mt Pleasant ramp if time allows. – ELIZABETH RIVER CROSSINGS  MAINTENANCE  US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel westbound  Wednesday, […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Bridge openings and road closures for Tuesday

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Gilmerton Bridge 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00 AM Centerville Turnpike Bridge 8:00 AM – CHESAPEAKE: TUESDAY – BATTLEFIELD BLVD/MILITARY HWY RAMP: Repair work will require the closure of the ramp to northbound Battlefield Blvd from eastbound Military Hwy on Tuesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Detour via Robert Hall Blvd. WEDNESDAY – RT 168 BYPASS:  Embankment repair work will require a single lane closure on southbound Route 168 Bypass south of the bridge over Kempsville Rd […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Friday bridge openings and roadwork this weekend

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Coleman Bridge 9:00 and 10:00 AM Berkley Bridge 11:00 AM – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY CLOSURES  March 18-24 I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County: Lane closures under flagger control on Yorktown Road and Jefferson Avenue at the I-64 overpasses on March 18-24, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.   I-64, High Rise Bridge: Multiple closures and stoppages. Motorists should expect delays. Alternating single-lane closures I-64 in both directions between S. Military Highway and Battlefield Boulevard March 18-22 from 7 […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Bridge openings and road closures for Wednesday

    BRIDGE OPENING: Gilmerton Bridge 7:30 AM – ERC WEEKLY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Friday, March 16 to Friday, March 23 US 58 East Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel eastbound on Wednesday, March 21, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel westbound on Thursday, March 22, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT March 18-24 I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County: Segment II Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Colonial […]

  • Keeping Frozen Embryos Safe at EVMS

    In Vitro Fertilization is an expensive, emotional and lengthy process for many. The tragic loss of thousands of frozen embryos at two separate fertility clinics this month has sparked concern over storage and safety for those who have struggled with infertility. ​News 3 spoke with Dr. Gerard Celia at EVMS Jones Institute about what they are doing to ensure the safety of their patients embryos at their facility. EVMS Jones Institute cuts risk by using liquid nitrogen in smaller storage tanks versus bulk […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Bridge openings and road work for Friday

    BRIDGE OPENINGS:   Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM Coleman Bridge 2:00 PM SATURDAY opening at the High Rise Bridge 1:00 PM – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT March 16-17 I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County: Lane closures under flagger control on Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue and Penniman Road at the I-64 overpasses on March 11-16, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Isle of Wight, Route 17, James River Bridge: One lane will remain open at all times. Single-lane […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Bridge openings, lane closures at the Midtown, HRBT and 168 Bypass for Thursday

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: TODAY – Berkley Bridge 1:00 PM FRIDAY – Coleman Bridge 2:00 PM – CHESAPEAKE: ROUTE 168 BYPASS LANE CLOSURE Route 168 Bypass from the Hanbury Rd exit to the I-464 interchange single lane closure Thursday, March 15 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m – ELIZABETH RIVER CROSSINGS WEEKLY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Friday, March 9 to Friday, March 16 MIDTOWN TUNNEL: US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel westbound through Thursday, March 15 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. US […]