Crash closes Bridge Road

Published 7:17 am Monday, January 18, 2016

UPDATE: The road has reopened, VDOT reports.

Earlier: Bridge Road is closed in both the northbound and southbound directions due to a crash at the Isle of Wight County and Suffolk line on the Sidney B. Hazelwood Sr. Bridge, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Motorists should expect a lengthy closure due to emergency road work on the jersey wall because of the crash. A detour is in place.

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Motorists are advised to expect delays and use the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel as an alternate route.

The detour route is as follows:

From Isle of Wight: Traffic is being rerouted back down Route 17 to Brewers Neck Road to Route 10 West to Kings Highway to Crittenden Road back onto Route 17.

From Suffolk: Traffic is being rerouted from Route 17 back down Crittenden Road to Route 10 East to Kings Highway to Route 17 to Brewers Neck Road.

Motorists are also encouraged to visit, call 511, download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.