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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
  • Friday First Warning Traffic Alerts – Midtown Tunnel closure, bridge openings and road work

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: FRIDAY: Coleman Bridge 9:00 and 10:00 AM Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM SATURDAY: High Rise Bridge 8:15 AM and 3:00 PM – ERT DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN TUNNELS CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE – MIDTOWN CLOSED EB THIS WEEKEND ***U.S. 58 East: Midtown Tunnel full weekend closure from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 21 until 5 a.m. on Monday, April 24*** U.S. 58 East: Midtown Tunnel full weekend closure from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28 until 5 a.m. on Monday, May 1. VA164 […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Thursday bridge openings and lane closures

    BRIDGE OPENING: James River Bridge 2:00 and 3:00 PM – ERT DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN TUNNELS CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE Friday, April 21 to Friday, April 28 ***U.S. 58 East: Midtown Tunnel full weekend closure from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 21 until 5 a.m. on Monday, April 24*** U.S. 58 East: Midtown Tunnel full weekend closure from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28 until 5 a.m. on Monday, May 1. VA164 East/I-264 East: Full ramp closure Thursday, April 27 from 10 p.m. […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Wednesday bridge openings and road work

    BRIDGE OPENING: Coleman Bridge 10:00 AM James River Bridge 12:15 AM – ERT DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN TUNNELS CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE Friday, April 21 to Friday, April 28 U.S. 58 East: Midtown Tunnel full weekend closure from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 21 until 5 a.m. on Monday, April 24. U.S. 58 East: Midtown Tunnel full weekend closure from 8 p.m. on Friday, April 28 until 5 a.m. on Monday, May 1. VA164 East: Double lane closures north of London Boulevard Monday […]

  • First Warning Traffic for Tuesday – Rain and wind causing trouble for drivers

      HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT:  April 23, 2017 through April 29, 2017 I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County: Segment I: I-64 east: Single-lane closure from Fort Eustis Boulevard (exit 250) to Route 143 Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) April 24-27, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. Traffic shifts will occur overnight moving the two existing travel lanes on the concrete pavement to the left onto the new travel lanes in the median as follows: April 24-25: I-64 EB […]

  • Hampton Roads hunks wanted for Norfolk SPCA’s ‘Magic Mutt Calendar’

    The search is on!

  • First Warning Traffic – Monday morning traffic and bridge openings

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM Coleman Bridge 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM James River Bridge 6:30 PM – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT:  April 23, 2017 through April 29, 2017 I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County: Segment I: I-64 east: Single-lane closure from Fort Eustis Boulevard (exit 250) to Route 143 Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) April 24-27, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. I-64 west: Single-lane closure from Fort Eustis Boulevard (exit 250) to Industrial Park Drive […]

  • First Warning Traffic – VDOT lifts road work for the Holiday weekend, Friday bridge openings and delays

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: FRIDAY: James River Bridge 2:00 PM SATURDAY: High Rise Bridge 7:00 AM – VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES DURING EASTER TRAVEL Through a two-way data share, Waze will provide real-time, anonymous Waze-generated incident and slow-down information to complement VDOT’s 511Virginia traveler information tools. In exchange, 511Virginia will provide Waze with real-time verified construction zones, crash and road closure data. VDOT closure information and incidents will be reflected in the Waze app in real-time. MOST MAJOR WORK ZONES SUSPENDED DURING […]

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

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Coleman Bridge 11:00 AM FRIDAY opening at the James River Bridge 2:00 PM – VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES DURING EASTER TRAVEL Through a two-way data share, Waze will provide real-time, anonymous Waze-generated incident and slow-down information to complement VDOT’s 511Virginia traveler information tools. In exchange, 511Virginia will provide Waze with real-time verified construction zones, crash and road closure data. VDOT closure information and incidents will be reflected in the Waze app in real-time. MOST MAJOR WORK ZONES SUSPENDED […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Wednesday bridge openings and lane closures

     BRIDGE OPENING: Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM – NORFOLK – TEMPORARY LANE RESTRICTION: NEWTOWN ROAD EXIT 15A Access to Greenwich and Newtown roads will remain open Crews will close a portion of the left lane on the Newtown Road South Exit 15A ramp from I-264 east next week to perform work in support of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project. The lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Monday, April 10. The closure is scheduled to resume for […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Tuesday road work, bridge openings and delays

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM – DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN TUNNEL CLOSURES: Friday, Apr. 7 to Friday, Apr. 14 U.S. 58 West: Midtown Tunnel single lane closure Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 10 and 11 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning. – TEMPORARY LANE RESTRICTION: NEWTOWN ROAD EXIT 15A Access to Greenwich and Newtown roads will remain open NORFOLK – Crews will close a portion of the left lane on the Newtown Road South […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Monday bridge openings and road work

    BRIDGE OPENING High Rise Bridge 1:00 PM – DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN TUNNEL CLOSURES: Friday, Apr. 7 to Friday, Apr. 14   U.S. 58 West: Midtown Tunnel single lane closure Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 10 and 11 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning. – TEMPORARY LANE RESTRICTION: NEWTOWN ROAD EXIT 15A Access to Greenwich and Newtown roads will remain open NORFOLK – Crews will close a portion of the left lane on the Newtown Road South Exit […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Friday traffic alerts and weekend tunnel closures

    WIND RESTRICTIONS: Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Level two wind restrictions at the CBBT. Wind gusts of 47 MPH. No exterior cargo or anything being towed as well as no motorcycles allowed to cross the bridge tunnel at this time. The CBBT does provide wind assist vans for drivers with exterior cargo. – DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN TUNNEL CLOSURES: Friday, Apr. 7 to Friday, Apr. 14 I-264 East: Berkley Bridge closed Sunday 3:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.  U.S. 58 East: Midtown Tunnel full […]