At 5:45 a.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation was reporting the following traffic issues: Berkley Bridge A lift is scheduled for 9 a.m. In Chesapeake, the city was reporting the following issues: Gilmerton Bridge A lift is scheduled for 7 a.m.
Five Things today brings you a little update on Beach light rail, a bike path plan in Norfolk and a new lottery winner in Hampton. Here comes the sun: We’ll see the sun again today with highs in the 70s. We aren’t expected to have rain in the forecast again until the weekend.
HAMPTON Virginia Lottery officials will present a check today to a Hampton resident who won $500,000 in the Bank a Million game. Bank a Million allows people to pick their own six-number combination or let a computer choose the numbers. The Hampton store that sold the winning ticket will also receive a $10,000 bonus check.
Some schools in northeastern North Carolina will open late today because of high water. Schools on Cape Hatteras will open two hours late. All schools north of the bridge at Oregon Inlet will follow the regular schedule, according to the school division.
Skies should be mostly sunny today with highs in the upper 70s. The sun should be back for Thursday and Friday before a chance of rain Friday night into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Highs Thursday will be back in the 70s before a jump into the low 80s on Friday. We'll see cooler temperatures this weekend with highs around 70 both Saturday and Sunday.
WALLOPS ISLAND A launch tonight from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility will test a way to make rockets lighter and space travel less costly.
NORFOLK A Florida man brought a gun to the Norfolk International Airport security checkpoint recently, making him part of a trend. Thomas Baxter Shell, 68, of Fort Myers, Fla., tried to get through the checkpoint Monday, but Transportation Security Administration guards detected a .25-caliber handgun in his bag as it went through the X-ray machine, officials said.
NORFOLK Norfolk is a city of drivers. But Tuesday will be recorded as the day bicyclists began to get their due. The city unveiled a draft of its plan Tuesday night to create a cohesive network of bicycle and pedestrian paths, lanes and walkways throughout Norfolk.
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