Most roads, interstates in Hampton Roads, NC reopen after Hermine

WAVY/Joe Fisher

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Most roads and interstates in Hampton Roads and North Carolina have reopened now that Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine has moved through the region.


NC 12 is closed between White Avenue and Starfish Lane in Kitty Hawk due to ocean overwash. The road was initially expected to reopen sometime Sunday afternoon.

However, NCDOT said in a Facebook post Sunday that that stretch of NC 12 will remain closed until Wednesday morning. The closure was extended due to the possible return of overwash in the next few days.

All of North Carolina’s ferry routes are back on schedule. Ferries resumed service at 9 a.m. Sunday. NCDOT suspended all ferry operations Friday afternoon ahead of Tropical Storm Hermine’s arrival.

The Dare County Memorial Bridge has been reopened following an overturned tractor-trailer.

Officials tell WAVY’s Joe Fisher that there were too many cars on the road.

Alligator Bridge (U.S. Route 6) in Dare County is now open. The bridge was closed due to a fatal accident.

The Wright Memorial Bridge has reopened to passenger vehicles only.

William B. Umstead/Old Manns Harbor, Virginia Dare, and Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet are now open in both directions. The bridges were closed due to high winds.


The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry stopped running Saturday between 11:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. due to high tide. The ferry has now resumed full service.


The High Rise Bridge on Interstate 64 in Chesapeake was closed due to a jack-knifed tractor-trailer Friday morning. All lanes reopened around 11:30 a.m. Images from VDOT’s traffic cameras showed a massive back-up at the bridge as crews worked to clear the scene.

Credit: VDOT 511

Battlefield Boulevard North of the Great Bridge Bridge is CLOSED due to flooding. Use the Chesapeake Expressway as an alternate route.


The City of Hampton on Saturday tweeted a video of Police Chief Terry Sult near the Fort Monroe Sea Wall with the storm surging.

A tractor-trailer overturned in Hampton on Interstate 64 at LaSalle Avenue. Hampton Fire officials tweeted photos of the overturned tractor-trailer Saturday morning.

Traffic delays are expected for motorists traveling in the area.

Officials in Hampton reported that following roads were closed Saturday:

  • Pembroke Avenue/Aberdeen Road
  • Pembroke Avenue/River Street
  • Beach Road/Dandy Point
  • Beach Road/Grundland Drive
  • Victoria Boulevard/Aberdeen Road
  • Preston Street/Hampshire Drive
  • Wythe Creek is closed at City Line

There have also been reports of traffic lights being out at intersections, including in Hampton. Thousands of customers across the viewing area have experienced outages Saturday morning.

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VDOT officials advised motorists Saturday morning to expect delays because of standing water on area Interstates.

The exit ramp from I-264 West to East Brambleton Avenue was closed early Saturday morning because of standing water. The exit ramp to from I-264 West (at mile marker 6.4) before Effingham Street was also briefly closed due to standing water.

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The ramp from Interstate 64 West to Victory Boulevard was closed briefly due to a vehicle accident.

Officials have issued wind advisories for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, as well as Interstate 64 (on the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel), Interstate 664 (Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel) and the James River Bridge — with high winds sweeping through the region.


There was extensive flooding in Norfolk. Monticello Avenue was closed in spots.


One driver was pinned during a crash on Victory Boulevard in Portsmouth. Police tell a t-bone collision resulted in a driver of a Volkswagen being pinned. Crews were able to pull them out of the car in 10 minutes, and taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.


The 700 block of North Main Street at the Kimberly Bridge has been reopened following tidal flooding.

A tree and three power poles are blocking the 5000 block of Bay Circle in the Holly Acres neighborhood off Respass Beach Road in Northern Suffolk.

The 2200 block of Wilroy Road has been closed due to high waters between Progress Road and the BASF Facility.

Photo courtesy: City of Suffolk


Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) tweeted Saturday morning that traffic lights were out on Pleasure House Road in Virginia Beach.

Flooding has been reported on main and secondary roads in areas across Hampton Roads and North Carolina.

Flooding in the Oceanview area of Norfolk during Tropical Storm Hermine on Saturday, Sept. 3. Credit: Aaron/Kurtz
Flooding in the Oceanview area of Norfolk during Tropical Storm Hermine on Saturday, Sept. 3. Credit: Aaron/Kurtz

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