Like the good soldiers we all are, the Sylvan Beach Fishing Club will collectively "run towards the sound of gunfire" over the next several hours. Our annual gathering on the Chesapeake Bay draws members from NC, PA, and one loner from WA. We're not letting any silliness like modern record coastal flooding stop us.
As of the moment (0400 hrs 13 November) our Tidewater area contacts via fishing message boards and Facebook have been silent since around 9pm last night. With the local TV and newspaper online sites reporting + 175,000 without power, I can guess why. The new plan is to hitch up the 5' x 8' trailer and bring the 2 generators and some fuel cans, along with associated clean-up gear. One might think of it as a redneck version of "bring lawyers, guns, and money", to paraphrase the late, great Warren Zevon.
It appears www.va511.com has a pretty good picture of highway, bridge, tunnel, and ramp closures. One can call 511 and get regional/local recorded data, too.
At this point I'd say avoid the Eastern Shore altogether. Gale force crosswinds and mucho standing water from the 12" of rain and all that. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was at the highest level of restrictions short of outright closure much of yesterday afternoon and likely to have restrictions for towed vehicles through the day today. I would not venture east of I-95 without a full fuel tank and would top off as I approached Suffolk on US 58 or Williamsburg on I-64.
Will post updates as time, power, and wireless signals to the laptop allow.