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
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Recent Articles
  • First Warning Traffic – Road closures in Norfolk tonight plus closures coming up this weekend

    NORTH LANDING BRIDGE CLOSURE MAY 15-17 North Landing Bridge on Mt. Pleasant Rd. will close to traffic Wednesday, May 15 at 9 a.m., through Friday, May 17 at 2 p.m. During this closure, motorists traveling north on Mt. Pleasant Rd. in Chesapeake can detour around the bridge by taking Centerville Turnpike to Elbow Rd. to Indian River Rd., then back to North Landing Rd. The detour should be followed in reverse for drivers traveling south on North Landing Rd. in […]

  • First Warning Traffic – North Landing Bridge closure and bridge tunnel closures this week

    CHESAPEAKE: NORTH LANDING BRIDGE CLOSURE North Landing Bridge closed on Mt. Pleasant Rd. Monday, May 6 at 9 a.m. until approximately Tuesday, May 7 at 2 p.m. Detour using Centerville Turnpike to Elbow Road to Indian River Road, back to North Landing Road.  The detour should be followed in reverse for motorists traveling south on North Landing Road in Virginia Beach, VA. – NORFOLK: KEMPSVILLE ROAD WEEKEND DETOUR  7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, May 6, to Saturday, May 11: […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Road, Bridge and Lane Closure Rundown For The Week

    BRIDGE OPENING: Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM James River Bridge 3:00 PM – VIRGINIA BEACH: Traffic Signal Work on Witchduck Road to Begin Monday the 22nd The work will consist of the installation of traffic signal mast arms and adjusting temporary traffic signals for upcoming traffic shifts.  Lane closures will be necessary as well as temporary traffic stoppages at the following intersections: °        Witchduck Road and the I-264 westbound off-ramp; °        Witchduck Road and the I-264 westbound on-ramp; and °        Witchduck Road and Cleveland […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Monday bridge openings, weekly overnight road closures

    BRIDGE OPENINGS:  Gilmerton 7:00 AM James River Bridge 9:30 AM – VIRGINIA BEACH: Holland Road road work begins on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.  The work will be on Holland Road (northbound) from Dam Neck Road to Lynnhaven Parkway, and Holland Road (southbound) from Shipps Corner Road to Dam Neck Road. Crews will be working from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.  The improvements will include milling, paving, and pavement marking, and the work is expected to be completed by […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Major road closures for the week of April 1st

    VIRGINIA BEACH:  Public Works  signal construction work has begun at the intersection of 22nd Street and Atlantic Avenue.  Work will be from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, excluding weekends and special events. There will be a temporary lane closure on 22nd Street and Atlantic Avenue.  The 22nd Street lane closure will be for left turns and through traffic at the intersection. The Atlantic Avenue lane closure will be for both northbound and southbound.  Left turns and through traffic for northbound will be restricted. […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Weekly Closures and Delays

    VA Beach Public Works to Begin Road Work on Dam Neck Road Virginia Beach  Dam Neck Road near the intersection with Holland Road.  The work will consist of milling and paving the existing westbound left-turn lane, as well as lengthening it to allow more cars. Traffic impacts will be to the westbound left through lane and the left turn lane on Dam Neck Road.  The work will consist of milling, paving, and pavement marking in the left turn lane from […]

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

    BRIDGE OPENINGS:  Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM Coleman Bridge 1:00 PM – I-664 MMMBT NORTH DETOURS: MARCH 9-10 SUFFOLK – The northbound lanes of the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel will be closed for maintenance during the following times: 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. early Saturday morning, March 9 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. early Sunday morning, March 10 I-664 north traffic will be detoured to Route 17 and the James River Bridge during the closures. The College Drive on-ramp to I-664 north […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Road closures Friday through the weekend, bridge openings and delays

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Coleman Bridge Noon and 2:00 PM – VIRGINIA BEACH: Greenwich Road to Be Temporarily Closed This Friday VA Beach Public Works has announced that a portion of Greenwich Road, just off Witchduck Road, will be closed for the weekend, beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019.  It will remain closed until Monday, January 28 at 5 a.m.  The closure will run from Witchduck Road to approximately one quarter of a mile down Greenwich Road. All businesses and residences on […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Wind restrictions, road work and warnings

    WIND RESTRICTIONS: CBBT under level 3 wind restrictions, only passenger vehicles with no exterior cargo, loaded tractor trailers allowed to cross at this time. Coleman Bridge under a wind advisory. Use caution on all bridges and overpasses this morning! – HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND DETOURS For the week of January 20 -26 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel: Single-lane closure east, January 19-25, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-64 Express Lanes: Full closure in both directions. January 21, 9 a.m. […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Road closures, bridge opening and delays for the week

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Coleman Bridge 12:30 and 1:30 PM – NORFOLK: Granby Street Resurfacing to Begin on Monday, January 7,  Granby Street from E. Virginia Beach Boulevard to 22nd Street. Resurfacing will take a month to complete, weather permitting. Alternating lane closures and traffic stoppages will occur in the construction area. Motorists are encouraged to use Monticello Avenue and Llewellyn Avenue to avoid construction. – CHESAPEAKE: Butts Station Road work Elbow Rd to Centerville Turnpike, detour in place starting 1/7/19 for the […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Road work resumes, bridge opening and delays Wednesday

    BRIDGE OPENING: Berkley Bridge 9:00 AM – HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND DETOURS – December 30 – January 5 **REMINDER: VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and major roads in Virginia for New Year’s  until noon, Wednesday, Jan 2. Peninsula Road Work: Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, on December 30 and January 2-3, as follows: I-64 east and west to Route 60/Busch Gardens (exit 243A), as early as 7 p.m. […]

  • First Warning Traffic – HRBT, High Rise and road closures this weekend

    STOPPAGES PLANNED AT SEVERAL BRIDGES AND TUNNELS: VDOT TO TEST TIDE GATES AT THE HRBT THIS WEEKEND Traffic stoppages scheduled for 2-4 a.m. Sunday, December 2 I-64 to the HRBT expect to be stopped for up to one hour in each direction. To avoid delay use the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel as an alternate route. 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. – all eastbound traffic stopped 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. – all westbound traffic stopped High Rise Bridge, I-64 Full stoppages in both directions, December 2, […]

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