PHOTOS: Storms leave damage across Central Virginia; power restored to thousands

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Power has been restored to thousands of Dominion Energy customers after thunderstorms left more than 5,500 in the dark and caused significant damage across Central Virginia Tuesday night.

According to Dominion Energy’s online outage summary, there are nearly currently roughly 750 customers still without power as of 7 a.m. — most of them in the City of Richmond. At one point Tuesday night, 3,000 customers without power in Henrico County.

PHOTO GALLERY: Storm damage in RVA

8News learned Tuesday night that reports of a circuit breaker issue at a Dominion substation, which could have caused some outages.

8News viewers in Lunenburg County reached out asking if a tornado had blown through their area. Donnie Derflinger shared photos of large trees toppled and structure damage to a barn.

Click here to watch Basil John’s live report

In the City of Richmond, 8News reported live from Hanes Avenue where a collapsed tree damage caused extensive damage to the porch of a home. A tree also crushed two vehicles on New Kent Road in Westover Hills.

Neighbors told 8News they heard a loud ‘snap’ and then a car alarm go off.

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