Hurricane Evacuation Guide
Hampton Roads Area Evacuation Routes
You can use several routes to evacuate the Hampton Roads area. Although Interstate 64 is the only route officials have designated for lane reversal in the event of a Governor issued full region evacuation, it is not the only way to evacuate.
You should become familiar with the evacuation route that is closest to your home and plan to leave early to avoid significant traffic delays. Virginia has designated the following roads as evacuation routes:
- Route 460 West
- Route 58 West
- Route 10 West
- Route 17 North
- Route 60 West
- Route 13 North, north of the Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The CBBT is not an evacuation route
- Interstate 64 (How an I-64 lane reversal would work)
Where to find information during an evacuation:
Listening to local television and radio stations is the best way to receive critical evacuation information. For motorists in Williamsburg and points northwest, public radio station WCVE-FM, will provide critical evacuation information, including evacuation routes, traffic conditions and shelter locations.
The WCVE frequency depends on the location of the evacuation route you use:
- 88.9 FM on I-64, between Williamsburg and Fluvanna County
- 89.1 FM on U.S. Route 17, on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck
- 90.1 FM on U.S. Route 58, between South Hill and South Boston
The Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will have a toll-free number that motorists can call for assistance to find lodging in the Richmond area and beyond. The number is 800-370-9004 (or 804-782-2777).
Traffic information will be available by calling 511.
Shelter information will be available by calling 211.
Know your risk. Only those residents at risk for storm surge flooding or who live in mobile homes may need to evacuate.
Review the storm surge map from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to assess your area for risk and listen to local news for instructions.
For information about how to prepare for all types of emergencies, visit www.vaemergency.gov/readyvirginia