Commuters in Hampton Roads received a post-Christmas shock as icy conditions caused accidents and delays in cities such as Norfolk and Portsmouth and north eastern North Carolina on the day after Christmas.
WAVY.com reported “multiple accidents” during the Thursday morning commute. The West Norfolk Bridge was closed early Thursday morning due to black ice, it but reopened after crews were able to put down salt and sand.
Traffic was also at a standstill on Interstate 64 eastbound because of two accidents at 1st View and Bay Avenue.
The Virginia Department of Transportation reported icy conditions on I-464 southbound before South Main Street in Norfolk that led to a closure.
In the same area, VDOT reported a multi-vehicle accident that hut down the south left lane and right lane.
VDOT also reported a stoppage at the Downtown Tunnel between Portsmouth and Norfolk headed eastbound. The east left lane and right lane were closed.
The National Weather Service also issued a winter weather advisory for freezing rain for parts of central North Carolina on Thursday morning. The National Weather Service said the advisory applies mainly to the areas along the north of U.S. 64.
When cold weather hits Hampton Roads many drivers struggle with unfamiliar conditions and drive too fast or inappropriately.
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Chilly weather is expected to linger in Hampton Roads for the next couple of days until a warm-up over the weekend, the National Weather Service in Wakefield stated.
If you have been hurt in a crash caused by a driver who has failed to drive appropriately for the weather conditions, you may have grounds to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. Contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation.