Coast Guard reopens the Port of Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Coast Guard captain of the port has reopened the Port of Virginia after closing it on Monday in anticipation of high winds.

All vessels were prohibited from entering or leaving the Chesapeake Bay during the closure.

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“The Port of Virginia is now open without restrictions,” said Capt. Rick Wester, the captain of the port. “However, as long as adverse weather conditions exist, I strongly urge all mariners to exercise caution, be mindful of developing forecasts and report any potential hazards to navigation.”

High winds from a strong system impacted travel across the region Tuesday, with wind restrictions set most of the morning for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

Wind advisories were also issued for the James River Bridge, Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel and Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.

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