Tidewater Drive closes due to accident, downed power pole

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Tidewater Drive in Norfolk was closed in both directions Thursday following a car crash, police say.

According to police, there was a car accident on Tidewater and Dominion Virginia Power crews responded to repair a downed power pole.

Police officials tweeted 10:45 a.m. that southbound lanes on Tidewater had been reopened, with northbound lanes remaining closed.

Northbound traffic is currently being re-routed.

The accident happened in the 5500 block of Tidewater Drive, across the street from Norfolk Collegiate School.

Dispatchers told WAVY’s Jen Lewis early Thursday morning that it could take one hour to clear the scene.Stay with WAVY for the latest updates.

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