By Jon Cawley, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)
Oct. 31–It could have been a lot worse.
That seems to be the take away from last weekend’s affair with Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm that ended up taking a wide enough berth around Hampton Roads to spare the transportation network much of its wrath.
In the end, the Midtown Tunnel and the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry were the only major transportation facilities in the region to close for a significant amount of time. Both were offline for much of Monday. Both the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and James River Bridge were, at times, threatened with rising tides, but neither closed to traffic during the storm.