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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
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Recent Articles
  • 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, […]

  • First Warning Traffic – Monday bridge openings, road work resumes

    BRIDGE OPENINGS: Berkley Bridge 11:00 AM Coleman Bridge 12:45 PM James River Bridge 1:00 PM – HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND NOTABLE DETOURS For the week of November 25 – December 1 Bridges: High Rise Bridge, I-64 Full stoppages in both directions, December 2, between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. lasting no longer than 15 minutes. Motorists should expect delays. George P. Coleman Bridge, Route 17 Full stoppages in both directions, November 27-30 between 9 a.m. and […]

  • 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 […]