Storms bring down trees, power lines across Central Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Parts of the Metro Richmond area felt the effects of a line of storms that passed through Central Virginia on Friday.

In the city’s northside, a tree collapsed on top of power lines near Richmond-Henrico Turnpike. 

Photos and video from the scene show a tree that uprooted through beneath a sidewalk before falling across the street, not far from many parked cars. 

PHOTOS: Storm damage across Central Virginia

In eastern Henrico County, St. Claire Lane — located off Mechanicsvlle turnpike — has reopened after a massive branch snapped off a tree and collapsed on top of nearby power lines. 

Crews had to shut off power to the area in order to remove the branch and quickly cleared the debris, though some residents may still be without power because the branch might have damaged some of the lines, officials said. 

Further south, a horse was killed by a falling tree in Dinwiddie County and another home was damaged. The sheriff’s office said there were no reported injuries to any humans. 

The line of storms is expected to impact Central Virginia through late Friday night into early Saturday morning. 

So far, there are roughly 250 power outages reported in the area

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