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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 – Holiday travel and overnight road work for Thanksgiving week

    BRIDGE OPENINGS MONDAY Gilmerton Bridge 6:45, 7:00 and 7:30 AM – ROAD CLOSURES AND DELAYS I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements I-264 east ramp (exit 15A) to Newtown Road will be closed for up to 15 minutes on November 18-21 between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m. Newtown Road south is closed under I-264 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. November 19-20. Signed detours are in place. Full weekend closure of Newtown Road south at the I-264 overpass 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, November 16-19. The left turn onto Center […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Weekend road closures in Va Beach, toll increases and bridge openings

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Coleman Bridge 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM High Rise Bridge 10:45 AM – VIRGINIA BEACH: a section of Indian River Road will be closed this weekend Saturday, November 10 at 7 a.m., Indian River Road between Danali Lane and Osprey Landing Court will be closed so that crews can install storm drainage pipe. Through traffic will not be allowed to travel north of the western Indian River Road and Elbow Road intersection or the travel south of the Indian […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Weekend stoppages at the Berkley, 264/64 and the M&M

    TESTING AT THE BERKLEY BRIDGE MAY CAUSE DELAYS OVERNIGHT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 Planned bridge lifts will affect traffic in both directions of I-264 NORFOLK – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is planning test lifts at the Berkley Bridge during the early morning hours of Sunday, October 28. Motorists should expect delays in both directions of I-264 and plan an alternate route. Crews have scheduled the eastbound bridge lift between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. and the westbound bridge lift between […]

  • ‘Paint 757 Purple’ through the month of October to support Domestic Violence Victims

    The Paint 757 Purple campaign is Samaritan House’s initiative to raise awareness and encourage fundraising through the entire month of October.

  • The Norfolk SPCA’s 2019 Magic Mutt Calendar raises money for animals in need!

    Virginia is for ANIMAL Lovers and this year the Norfolk SPCA is putting some serious muscle into raising money and awareness for homeless pets with their Magic Mutt Calendar! Hundreds of men from Hampton Roads stepped up to flex their muscles for charity, fourteen of those men now represent the 2019 Magic Mutt calendar. The Norfolk SPCA started the calendar to raise awareness and money for the shelter and it is now in the third year!  You will have a […]

  • Frick and Frack 5k – Run to support breast cancer in Virginia Beach Saturday

    Grab your tennis shoes and get ready to run to support women fighting breast cancer in Virginia Beach! Three women, one family, all diagnosed with breast cancer. Lyndsey Boyce was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26. Now, a decade later, she is battling the disease for the second time. She is not alone in the fight as both her Mother and her Aunt were also diagnosed with breast cancer within two months of each other. As […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Air show road closures start today, bridge openings and road work Thursday

    BRIDGE OPENING: Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM _ VIRGINIA BEACH: Due to the upcoming NAS Oceana Airshow, there will be temporary road closures on London Bridge Road between Central Drive and International Parkway. The closures will be as follows: ​Thursday, September 20th – from Noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 21st – from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 22nd – from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 23rd – from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Absolutely no traffic will be allowed on that section of […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Flooded roads remain closed, road work continues and bridge openings for Wednesday

    BRIDGE OPENING: Gilmerton Bridge 8:00 AM – CHESAPEAKE ROAD CLOSURE: Mt. Pleasant Rd is closed between the North Landing Bridge and Fentress due to flooding. Detour using Indian River Rd, Kempsville, Centerville. – VIRGINIA BEACH ROAD CLOSURES: South wind tides have caused flooding in the southern area, som​​​​​e roadways may still be closed/​impassable. Sandbridge from New Bridge to Sandpiper (high tide); use base access 1800 block of Horn Point Rd 1200 block of Bayshore​ The following roads remain closed: Indian […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Roads closed due to flooding, road work and bridge openings Tuesday

    BRIDGE OPENING: James River Bridge 5:30 AM – VIRGINIA BEACH ROAD CLOSURES: South wind tides have caused flooding in the southern area, som​​​​​e roadways may be closed/​impassable. Sandbridge from New Bridge to Sandpiper (high tide); use base access 1800 block of Horn Point Rd 1200 block of Bayshore​ The following roads remain closed: Indian River Rd from Speed Fentress Bridge to Princess Anne Rd Pleasant Ridge Rd from Charity Neck Rd to Muddy Creek Rd Muddy Creek Rd from Charity Neck […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Road closures, bridge closures and travel information Thursday

    BRIDGE CLOSURE: Dare County Emergency Management, travel restrictions into Dare County for southbound motorists on Hwy. 158 in Currituck County going across the Wright Memorial Bridge will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Once restrictions are in place, only essential personnel with a Critical Needs Pass issued by Currituck County Emergency Management or a Priority One Pass issued by Dare County Emergency Management will be allowed entry into Dare County after they cross the bridge. – Check road conditions […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Hurricane evacuation traffic information, road work and closures

    BRIDGE OPENING TUESDAY: Coleman Bridge 7:00 PM – Check on road conditions in North Carolina HERE Check on road conditions in Virginia HERE  – TOLLS LIFTED: Chesapeake Expressway Rt 168 tolls lifted at the State Line VA/NC I-64 Express lane tolls are suspended from now until further notice. No HOV/E-ZPass requirements in effect. Jamestown-Scotland Ferry service suspended starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. until further notice. – MULTIPLE ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING ON THE EASTERN SHORE  Accomack County:  Hillsborough Drive […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Tide gate testing, road work and closures this week

    VDOT TO TEST HRBT TIDE GATES IN ADVANCE OF FLORENCE Traffic stoppages scheduled for 1-3 a.m. Tuesday The Virginia Department of Transportation will test the tide gates at the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, as the Hampton Roads District prepares for Hurricane Florence. Motorists traveling I-64 to the HRBT during this time should expect to be stopped for up to one hour in each direction. To avoid delays, motorists are encouraged to […]