Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a driver whose truck plunged into the Chesapeake Bay.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Police Chief Edward Spencer says 33-year-old Matthew Killmon of Wachapreague was trying to pass a slower vehicle when he went over the edge of the bridge-tunnel Wednesday.
Media outlets report Killmon is being treated at a hospital for a broken arm, facial lacerations and hypothermia.
Spencer says an investigation is ongoing.


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A truck driver was hospitalized in stable condition after his 20-foot tractor-trailer plunged into the Chesapeake Bay.

Authorities say the accident occurred Wednesday when the driver tried to pass a slower vehicle on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The driver's name was not immediately released.

Don Rush

Snow has swept across Delmarva bringing as much as 6 inches to some parts of the region.

Schools have been closed and government offices have shut their doors as residents begin to assess the damage.

Stockley, Delaware received 6 inches of snow while Millsboro experienced 4.7 inches.

New Castle saw got 2.2 inches while Greenville received 2.6 inches.  

DART First State has suspended its fixed route, flex service and paratransit service.

It’s been eleven days since a tornado touched down at Cherrystone Campground on the Virginia Eastern Shore killing two and leaving 36 injured.

Now, area residents say they saw a waterspout yesterday near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

The Salisbury Daily Times says the reports came in around noon and resulted in the bridge being closed temporarily.

None of the bridge-tunnel employees could make a visual confirmation but the National Weather Service did say radar showed some type of disturbance.

There were no reports of injuries or property damage.


A tractor-trailer has gone over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel into the water this morning after hitting a light pole.

The Virginia Pilot is reporting that the Virginia Beach Fire Department Battalion said the truck went over at the 15 mile marker.

The paper says that the U.S. Coast Guard says navy divers have located one person in the water who was unresponsive.

The Navy has a helicopter at the scene along with the divers.

If you’re planning to use the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on Virginia’s Eastern Shore it’s going to cost you.

The bridge commission has approved a proposed 10 percent hike in toll fees starting in January of next year and another 10 percent every five years.

The increase is to cover the construction costs of a parallel tunnel at the Thimble Shoals as early as July of 2015.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the resolution includes higher auto tolls on one-way trips during the peak tourism period from May through September.