Practicing for Hurricane Season

Virginia's emergency officials will practice reversing eastbound traffic on Interstate 64 Sunday in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season.

In the event of a major hurricane or other disaster, the governor can order an interstate lane reversal to help quickly evacuate the congested Hampton Roads area, a region with limited inland routes.

Eastbound traffic on I-64 between the Interstate 295 interchange in Richmond to just east of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel will be closed from 5 to 7 a.m. Sunday.

Virginia State Police and National Guard troops will help the Virginia Department of Transportation and the state Department of Emergency Management close 36 interchanges along the 72-mile corridor for the exercise.

No actual westbound traffic will be rerouted into eastbound lanes.


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