PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - The long-vacant Portsmouth Marine Terminal was crowded this week with deliveries of sport-utility vehicles ready to be shipped to dealerships.
Normally, the foreign-made vehicles would have been unloaded at the Newport News Marine Terminal.
But thanks to Hurricane Sandy, port officials in Hampton Roads needed to find extra space because shipments were diverted from the Port of New York-New Jersey.
The Daily Press reports there were 6,500 containers diverted from New York to Hampton Roads. Virginia Port Authority spokesman Joe Harris says those boxes are quickly going to final destinations in the New York region and to the Midwest.
But Harris says it will take at least a month to ship out all the vehicles that have to be detailed and then loaded on car-carrying trucks.
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Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.
Michelle Price with Newport News Public Schools told WAVY.com at least three city school buses ran substantially late Wednesday afternoon, delivering children home several hours after dismissal.
Plans to enhance a popular park in Smithfield are on hold. Some people say City Council is trying to commercialize a natural and historic treasure, and leave them out of the loop.
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.
Hampton Fire units arrived at the scene of a residential fire in the 3800 block of Shell Road just after 6 p.m.
A police standoff at a Newport News home turned deadly Wednesday evening.