HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Downed trees turned power lines into rubber bands in the area of Charles City Road near Elko Road in Henrico County.
“It looks like the thunderstorm knocked it over,” said Ryan Randolph. “Surprised that it’s down with the wind.”
8News was there as neighbors helped clear the roadway that was completely blocked by a downed tree, following storms in the area, around 6 p.m.
One person told 8News Dominion Energy was already on scene and power restoration efforts were underway.
In the Charles City and Elko Road area, Dominion Energy reported 1,200 customers without power around 8 p.m.
For a time, the intersection of Creighton Road and Cedar Fork Road were without working traffic signals. Some drivers coming to a stop, others driving through as if they were green. Watching the torrential downpour from inside, Melissa Howard saw a huge tree come crashing down, ending up across Raines Avenue.
“We heard it fall and watched it fall down,” she said. “It was pretty bad, like a bunch of limbs came down in their backyard. The wind was really rough.”
Just this week, Cameron King says he’s seen close to four trees crash down in his neighborhood, around Red Coach Lane. Limbs, scattered on nearby shoulders remain.
“I think from the multiple storms that we have had, it’s just a combination of that,” he said. “The wind is just pushing these guys over.”
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