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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 – Traffic alerts and bridge openings for Wednesday

      BRIDGE OPENING: James River Bridge 11:45 AM Coleman Bridge at Noon – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT January 14-20 I-64, Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel: Single-lane closure with one lane remaining open at all times. I-64 east on January 14-19 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. I-664, Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel: Single-lane closure with one lane remaining open at all times. I-664 north on January 16-17 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. I-64 Southside: Single-lane closure with one lane remaining open at all times. High Rise Bridge: […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Fog advisories, bridge openings and ongoing road work Tuesday

    FOG ADVISORY: James River Bridge is currently under a fog advisory. Poor visibility reported through the entire viewing area! – BRIDGE OPENINGS: Coleman Bridge 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT January 14-20 I-64, Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel: Single-lane closure with one lane remaining open at all times. I-64 east on January 14-19 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. I-664, Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel: Single-lane closure with one lane remaining open at all times. I-664 north on January 16-17 between […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Monday bridge openings and road work overnight

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Gilmerton Bridge at 10:00 AM extended opening, expect longer delays High Rise Bridge at Noon   – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT January 14-20 I-64, Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel: Single-lane closure with one lane remaining open at all times. I-64 east on January 14-19 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. I-664, Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel: Single-lane closure with one lane remaining open at all times. I-664 north on January 16-17 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. I-64 Southside: Single-lane closure with one lane remaining open […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Multiple bridge openings Friday, weekend road work and lane closures

    BRIDGE OPENINGS:  Gilmerton Bridge 7:30 AM James River Bridge 7:45 AM and 12:15 PM Coleman Bridge 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT January 14-20 I-64, Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel: Single-lane closure with one lane remaining open at all times. I-64 east on January 14-19 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. I-664, Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel: Single-lane closure with one lane remaining open at all times. I-664 north on January 16-17 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. I-64 Southside: Single-lane closure with one […]

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

    BRIDGE OPENINGS:  Coleman Bridge 1:30 and 2:00 PM – CHESAPEAKE: Toll collection on the Dominion Blvd Veterans Bridge and the Chesapeake Expressway will resume at 6:00 a.m., on Tuesday, January 9.​ – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT January 7-13 I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County: Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Colonial Parkway to Lee Hall (Exit 247) January 7-11, starting eastbound from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. and westbound from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full ramp […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Toll testing today on I-64, road work and delays Wednesday

    A REAL TIME TEST OF THE 64 EXPRESS LANES TOLLING SIGNS TO OCCUR ON WEDNESDAY Motorists advised the message is only a test NORFOLK – With just a week until the start of tolling on the I-64 Express Lanes in Norfolk, VDOT continues field testing of the tolling system on the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV 2+) lanes, and testing that will occur on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 will show an unofficial toll rate. Motorists should be advised the rate displayed […]

  • Giving pets as presents may not be the best idea, what to consider before you commit

    Pets are a popular gift for the holiday season but there are a lot of things to consider before surprising your loved one with a new furry friend. Mike Lawson from the Virginia Beach SPCA sat down with News 3’s Kristen Crowley to talk about the top things people need to think about before taking the big step and adding a new member to the family. First, make sure that person really wants a pet. Have they expressed prolonged interest? […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Wednesday bridge openings, road work and holiday travel updates

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Gilmerton Bridge 6:30 and 6:45 AM – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT December 17-23 I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County: Segment II Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Colonial Parkway to Lee Hall (Exit 247) December 17-21, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, December 17-21, starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. as follows: o   I-64 east on- and off-ramps at Route […]

  • First Warning Traffic – road closures

      HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT December 17-23 I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County: Segment II Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Colonial Parkway to Lee Hall (Exit 247) December 17-21, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, December 17-21, starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. as follows: o   I-64 east on- and off-ramps at Route 199 west (exit 242A) o   I-64 west on-ramp from […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Friday bridge openings, Gilmerton closure Sunday

      BRIDGE OPENINGS: Coleman Bridge  12:15 and 2:45 PM High Rise Bridge 7:00 and 8:30 PM – GILMERTON BRIDGE CLOSURE SUNDAY Maintenance work will require a full closure of the Gilmerton Bridge on Sunday, December 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Detour via the I-64 High Rise Bridge or the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge. – HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE-CLOSURES REPORT  I-64, High Rise Bridge: Single-lane closures eastbound at the High Rise Bridge: December 15 from 11 p.m. to 6 […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Wednesday road work and Elbow Rd closures

      ELBOW ROAD CLOSURE   Elbow Rd between Centerville Tnpk and the Chesapeake/Virginia Beach city line will close to through traffic overnight on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. both nights.  A detour via Centerville Tnpk / Lynnhaven Pkwy / Indian River Rd will be marked. – ERT WEEKLY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
 Friday, December 8 to Friday, December 15 US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel westbound on Thursday, December […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Monday bridge openings and road work

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Gilmerton Bridge 8:00 AM Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM – CHESAPEAKE: MT PLEASANT RD LANE CLOSURE Mt Pleasant Rd at the Rt 168 Bypass overpass Monday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. INFORMATION: Bridge maintenance and inspection will require a single lane closure on Mt Pleasant Rd at the Rt 168 Bypass overpass on Monday, December 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Motorists should be alert to work crews, equipment in the area and possible delays. […]