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Hail, Severe Thunderstorms Strike Central Virginia

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Tree blocking a lane at on Twin Hickory Lake Drive in Henrico. Tree blocking a lane at on Twin Hickory Lake Drive in Henrico.
Broad St and Allen Ave. in Richmond (Photo - Trevor Dickerson) Broad St and Allen Ave. in Richmond (Photo - Trevor Dickerson)
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - (WRIC) - The majority of the Central Virginia area was hit with severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings Thursday evening.

Many viewers sent photos to iReport8@wric.com showing heavy rain, nickel-sized hail and flooded streets in their neighborhoods. Many areas also reported fallen power lines and downed trees.

Dominion Power is reporting more than 4,000 homes without power and have crews in the area working to fix power lines.

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