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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 – Road closures, construction and bridge openings for Monday

    BRIDGE OPENING: Gilmerton Bridge 7:15 AM James River Bridge 12:30 PM – HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND NOTABLE DETOURS July 15-21 Bridges James River Bridge, Route 17 ·         Single-lane closure July 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ​I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, on July 15-19, as follows: I-64 east and west to Route 60/Busch Gardens (exit 243A), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-64 east and west […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Thursday bridge openings and road work

    BRIDGE OPENING Gilmerton Bridge 7:45 AM James River Bridge 9:30 AM – HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND DETOURS July 8-14 US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel westbound Thursday, July 12 from 7 p.m. until midnight. Berkley Bridge, I-264 ·         Expect 20-minute stoppages: o    I-264 west July 9-13 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. o    I-264 east July 15 between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. ​I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County View the project website for complete lane closure info, including […]

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

    BRIDGE OPENING Gilmerton Bridge 4:30 PM – HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND NOTABLE DETOURS July 8-14 US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel westbound on Monday, July 9; Tuesday, July 10; Wednesday, July 11; and Thursday, July 12 from 7 p.m. until midnight. Bridges Berkley Bridge, I-264 ·         Expect 20-minute stoppages: o    I-264 west July 9-13 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. o    I-264 east July 15 between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. ​I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County View the project […]

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

    BRIDGE OPENING: Gilmerton Bridge 6:30 AM – LANE CLOSURES LIFTED TO EASE JULY 4 TRAVEL VDOT suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Tuesday, July 3 until noon Thursday, July 5. Based on the traffic data, periods of moderate to heavy congestion are likely to occur between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 5. – HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND DETOURS July […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Tuesday Road Work, Bridge Openings and July 4th Travel Updates

    BRIDGE OPENING: Gilmerton Bridge 7:00 AM LANE CLOSURES LIFTED TO EASE JULY 4 TRAVEL VDOT suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Tuesday, July 3 until noon Thursday, July 5. While the lane closure lift is in effect for most areas, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time. A full listing of those lane closures can be found on VDOT’s website. TRAVEL-TRENDS MAP HELPS […]

  • First Warning Traffic – 4th of July travel, road work and delays

    HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND DETOURS July 1-7 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Full stoppages in both directions for up to 15 minutes at a time July 3 between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m. Single-lane closure east: o    July  5, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. ·         Single-lane closure west: ·         Single-lane closure I-64 east at 4th View, July  5, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. ·         Single-lane closure I-64 east at end of Willoughby Bridge, July 5, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.   I-64 Express Lanes Full closure July […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Bridge Openings Friday, Weekend Travel Alerts, Veterans Bridge Tolls Increasing Sunday

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: James River Bridge 9:00 AM Coleman Bridge 10:30 AM – I-64 Express Lanes Full closure June 29, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel Single-lane closures I-664 south: 26th St. to the MMMBT:  June 29-30 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Single-lane closures I-664 north:   MMMBT to 26th St.:  June 29-30, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Newtown Rd. north closed at Greenwich Road 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. through June 29. Detours will be in place. Curlew Dr. is closed near the I-64 overpass during […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Bridge openings, Great Bridge Bridge closure and road work Tuesday

    BRIDGE OPENING: James River Bridge 10:30 AM – Great Bridge Bridge Overnight Closure Great Bridge Bridge on Battlefield Blvd.  Tuesday, June 26 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Bridge work will require an overnight closure.  Motorists should use Rte 168 Bypass as a detour. – DriveERT WEEKLY MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
From Friday, June 22 to Friday, June 29 US 58 East Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel eastbound on Wednesday, June 27 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. US […]

  • Ashley Horner is ready to crush cancer, one mile at a time

    Ashley's team is ready to leave Virginia Beach on June 20 and end their journey at Saint Francis Hospital in Oklahoma where her father lost his battle with cancer.

  • First Warning Traffic – Gilmerton Bridge closure tonight, road work and delays for Tuesday

    BRIDGE OPENING: Gilmerton Bridge 7:00 AM – CHESAPEAKE: Gilmerton Bridge Closure Maintenance work will require the closure of the Gilmerton Bridge on Military Highway overnight on Tuesday, June 19 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.  Detour via I-64 High Rise Bridge or the South Norfolk Jordon Bridge (tolled). Mt Pleasant Road Lane Closure Maintenance on the bridge at Coopers Ditch on Mt. Pleasant Road (near Fentress Rd) requires lane closures on June 18, 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Wednesday bridge openings and road work

    FOG ADVISORY: High Rise Bridge under a fog advisory this morning. Possible delays expected due to that low visibility. – BRIDGE OPENINGS: Gilmerton Bridge 6:50 AM James River Bridge 9:00 AM – LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULE – MIDTOWN TUNNEL US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel westbound on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. – HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND DETOURS June 10-16 ​I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James […]

  • 2018 Oozeball Fest to benefit local Naval Special Warfare families.

    Oozeball Fest will directly help those Special Warfare families in our area.