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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 – 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 […]

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

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Gilemerton Bridge 6:30, 7:30 and 8:00 AM – HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND NOTABLE DETOURS September 2-8 Bridges: James River Bridge, Route 17 Route 17 south single-lane closures  September 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. I-264: Full ramp closures. Signed detours will be in place: I-264 west on-ramp/off-ramp closures at Military Highway (Exit 13) September 4-7, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-264 east/west on-ramp/off-ramp closures at Ballentine Boulevard (Exit 12) September 4-7, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Back to school traffic, road work and bridge openings Tuesday

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Be on alert for new bus routes starting today. Stop for flashing lights in all directions. Give yourself extra time! Read more on school bus road rules HERE – BRIDGE OPENINGS: Gilemerton Bridge 8:00 AM Coleman Bridge 1:00 PM – HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND NOTABLE DETOURS September 2-8 **REMINDER: VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for Labor Day travel from noon, Friday, August […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Labor Day travel, road work and bridge openings for Friday

    BRIDGE OPENING: Gilmerton Bridge 7:00 AM – WEEKEND HOLIDAY TRAVEL ALERTS: **VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for Labor Day travel from noon, Friday, August 31 until noon, Tuesday, September 4. Read the VDOT statewide Labor Day travel release here.** I-64/I-264/I-564 HOV diamond lanes: HOV Restrictions and 64 Express Lanes tolling will be lifted on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) – Local traffic to Virginia Beach is encouraged to use […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Road work and delays for Monday, holiday travel alerts

    Road work and delays for Monday, holiday travel alerts.

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

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Gilmerton Bridge 7:30 AM Coleman Bridge 10:00 AM – ELIZABETH RIVER CROSSINGS WEEKLY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Friday, July 27 to Friday, August 3​ US 58 East Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel eastbound on Tuesday, July 31 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning VA 164 West: Alternating lane closures on VA 164 West from London Blvd. to the West Norfolk Bridge on Wednesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 2 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. VA 164 East: Alternating […]

  • Combat to Cancer: A local wounded warrior finds strength in special DNA tattoo

    For a local retired Navy SEAL having his daughter's DNA in his tattoo now takes on a whole new meaning.