RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Virginia Department of Transportation today dispatched inspection teams to bridges and tunnels across the state soon after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake to assess any potential damage.
Currently, no damage has been confirmed to bridges, tunnels or roads. Inspections are expected to continue for 24 hours.
All four tunnels in the Hampton Roads area (Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, Downtown Tunnel and Midtown Tunnel), as well as Virginia's two mountain tunnels on Interstate 77 have been inspected with no sign of damage.
VDOT's Culpeper and Fredericksburg Districts did report some minor damage to buildings.