‘I can’t get to work’: Downed tree leaves Henrico County residents stranded for hours

Henrico County

HENRIC, Va. (WRIC) — A downed tree in Henrico County prevented residents from accessing their neighborhood for hours Thursday morning. 

The tree fell across Merryman Road, blocking the only access to the county’s  Ravenswood neighborhood. 

A neighbor told 8News the incident caused a ‘major inconvenience.’ 

“I can’t get to work,” one area resident said.

Dominion Energy first showed up, but determined that the issue was not affecting their lines. 

A Verizon crew was then called to remove wires that became tangled in the tree.

After the wires were removed, a public works crew used chainsaws to cut the tree apart and clear path for vehicles.

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