I OC'd to this event tonight. The topic was Executive Powers v the Constitution.
One of the guest speakers was Delegate Mike Watson (R 93rd). At the end of the program, I went up to him and asked him if he was aware of the VDOT sponsored Great Peninsula Traffic Snafu this past weekend. He replied that he was not only familiar with it, he sat in it. I asked him to ask the VDOT Director "What the hell were you thinking?", but to punctuate the question as "What the hell!. Were you thinking?". I said that I'd like his reply to be published.
Delegate Watson was in full agreement that this situation could/should have been handled differently.
It seems that our governor has ceded his executive powers to VDOT.