Follow the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on Twitter

Cape Charles, VA – In an effort to keep its travelers informed of up-to-date traffic and weather conditions on the facility, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel uses Twitter. Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read short text-based messages known as “tweets.” Though the site is not monitored 24/7, the CBBT uses this social application to disseminate current information regarding wind restrictions, potential delays, or other incidents that may impact travelers.

Twitter users may begin to follow the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on Twitter via the Twitter handle @FollowTheGulls.

Here’s How It Works: 
Already a Twitter user? Click here to follow the CBBT @FollowTheGulls! Be sure to “turn on mobile notifications” to receive text messages from this Twitter handle directly on your phone. This will give you immediate notification whenever we tweet about our wind restrictions, delays, or other incidents.

New to Twitter?  Sign up for an account today!  However, you may activate mobile text messages without having the Twitter App installed on your phone.  Here’s how:

  • Visit Twitter.com and click JOIN TODAY.
  • Enter a Username.
  • Enter your Mobile Number.
  • Once you have entered a mobile number, Twitter will send an activation code to your mobile device.
  • Enter the code.
  • Create a password.
  • Click your user profile in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Select “Settings and Privacy.”
  • Select “Mobile Settings.”
  • Select “Tweets from people you’ve enabled for mobile notifications.”
  • Search for the CBBT’s page, @FollowTheGulls.  (Please note that there may be many accounts that include “followthegulls” in the name; be sure to select the CBBT’s official account which will appear with its official logo.)
  • Select FOLLOW.
  • Once you select FOLLOW, the button will then appear to read “FOLLOWING.”
  • To the right of the “FOLLOWING” button, you will see three stacked dots.  Hover over these dots with your mouse to see “More User Actions.”
  • Click “More User Actions.”
  • Select “Turn on Mobile Notifications.”
  • For further information, visit the Twitter Help platform by clicking here.