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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Another powerful line of storms moved through Central Virginia Saturday evening after storms Friday had already toppled trees and knocked out power to millions across the state. 


Gov. Bob McDonnell held a news conference on the damage Saturday morning. McDonnell said a state of emergency has been issued for the Commonwealth. He also said at least seven people were killed in the storm.  [Read more]


Virginia Dominion Power said more than two million customers are without power across the state. [Read more]

To report an outage:

  • Dominion — 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357)
  • Rappahannock — 1-800-552-3904

The Virginia Department of Transportation says its crews are out trying to clear more than 200 roads that we blocked after the storm. [Read more]

free ice:

Ice is available for residents in Richmond starting Monday at 8 a.m. at several fire stations. [Click here for locations



Many cooling shelters are open for folks without electricity across Central Virginia. There are shelters in Henrico,  RichmondChesterfield,  DinwiddieLouisaPowhatan and Stafford. [Read more]

Here’s a list of all known cooling shelters in Virginia.


Share your photos and video of the aftermath of the storm with CBS 6. Click here to upload your photos to our gallery. You can also add them to the CBS 6 Facebook page or email Please send video links to, too. [Click here to see storm damage photos]