Hampton Roads Transit announces service delays due to Hurricane Florence

Hampton Roads Transit announced there will be the following delays for buses, ferries and light rails starting Wednesday:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12: Light Rail and Ferry service will be temporarily discontinued.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 noon: Virginia Beach WAVE Routes 30 & 35 will be temporarily discontinued.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 midnight: Downtown Norfolk, Silverleaf, Newport News, and Hampton Transit Centers will close. Will tentatively re-open Monday, Sept. 17 during normal business hours.
  • Thursday, Sept. 13: Fixed bus route service and Paratransit service will temporarily discontinued. Hampton Roads Transit tentatively will resume service on Monday, Sept. 17 based on weather condition.

HRT expects to resume regular service on Monday based on conditions along its numerous routes. HRT will announce its service plan by Sunday at 2 p.m.

Paratransit customers are encouraged not to schedule trips beginning Wednesday and to make other transportation arrangements through Monday.

All Administrative offices will close Thursday and will re-open Monday during normal business hours.

Downtown Norfolk, Silverleaf, Newport News, and Hampton Transit Centers will close midnight, Wednesday and will tentatively re-open Monday during normal business hours.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.