PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Food trucks are a hit in Downtown Norfolk and now Portsmouth is considering adding them to the local food scene.
The Planning Department is researching food trucks within city limits and hosted a Food Truck Informational Session Wednesday night at I.C. Norcom High School to provide info and get the public's opinion.
10 On Your Side was there and many attendees said they want to see the trucks in downtown Portsmouth.
"I think the trucks have a very loyal social media following that will put where they're going to be, and I think people would come to Portsmouth who normally wouldn't," one resident said.
"I just think if we're gonna be competitive and have what everyone else has, Portsmouth is nice downtown, but we really don't have much to offer people," said another.
There will be another chance for the public to weigh in about food trucks on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Churchland Library on High Street.
For more information, call the Planning Department at 757-393-8836.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.