Northbound MMMBT to close for up to 2 hours Thursday night as state police investigate Wednesday shooting

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Transportation says the northbound lanes of the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel will close completely for up to two hours Thursday night.

Virginia State Police have requested the closure.

The closure will start as early as 9 p.m.

A detour will be in place directing drivers to the Bridge Road (exit) 9 route over the James River Bridge.

State police confirmed the closure was in place to help them investigate a shooting that happened Wednesday evening near the bridge-tunnel.

The tunnel was also closed for a couple hours Wednesday night.

For more information:

  • Follow @VaDOTHR on Twitter
  • Download the 511 smartphone app
  • Visit the 511Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone

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