Winter weather creates traffic mess across region

This image from March 13, 2018 shows the scene of a crash on VA-168 in Chesapeake. (Credit: Lori Clark).

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Winter weather that featured heavy snowfall led to messy road conditions for the Tuesday morning commute.

There were numerous crashes across interstate highways and main city roads.


Norfolk police responded to a fatal crash early Tuesday at Tidewater Drive and Widgeon Road. The road was expected to be closed for several hours.

A tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 264 in Portsmouth caused delays around Frederick Boulevard. Another crash near Victory Boulevard caused delays on I-264.

Credit: ‎James Best‎

The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday morning there were multiple crashes with injuries on U.S. Route 58, as many bridges in the county were frozen over.


The tricky conditions caused W. Mercury Boulevard to close between Andrews Boulevard and Tomahawk Road. Hampton police said on Twitter that there were patches of ice on the road.

Drivers commuting on both sides of Interstate 64 saw crashes in Hampton and in Newport News.

The WAVY Traffic Map on March 13, 2018.

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