RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The CBS 6 Storm Team is tracking the threat of severe weather through Central Virginia. We will update this page with new information, pictures and video.
Tornado Watch Cancelled for Amelia, Brunswick, Caroline, Chesterfield, City of Richmond, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince Edward!
UPDATE: Strong Thunderstorms Will Move Across City Of Poquoson, Westmoreland, Essex, Richmond, Charles City, King And Queen, King William, New Kent, Middlesex, Lancaster, Mathews, Northumberland, City Of Newport News, Isle Of Wight, York, James City, Gloucester And City Of Williamsburg Counties until 5:45 PM
Traffic backup on I95 Northbound in Colonial Heights
At 3 p.m., in Richmond, there was a three vehicle accident that left one person with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of Ford Explorer has been charged with failure to yield.
To report a power outage with Dominion, call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357). Here is a picture of power outages as of 4:16 p.m.
Flood Advisory for Amelia, Brunswick, Chesterfield, City of Colonial Heights, City of Hopewell, City of Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Nottoway, Prince George until 6:00 p.m.
Henrico, Chesterfield, Richmond and New Kent have all cancelled afterschool and evening activities due to severe weather.
Strong Thunderstorm moving thru Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Colonial heights, Westmoreland, Essex, Richmond, Charles city, King and Queen, king william, New Kent, Middlesex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Caroline—thru 4:45 pm
Here’s a look at West End rain right now, from Greg McQuade.
Zach Daniel just recorded this weather update just for our online viewers.
Dominion Va. Power reports 581 customers are without power in Richmond and the Tri-Cities. Nearly 2,000 are without power in Northern Virginia. Get up-to-date power outage numbers here –> https://www.dom.com/storm-center/dominion-electric-outage-summary.jsp
Henrico County Public Schools cancelled all after-school programs.
All after-school and evening events are now cancelled in Chesterfield County. This includes athletic events, back to school nights, adult ed classes, etc.
UPDATE: All afterschool and evening activities for Richmond Public Schools have been canceled because of the severe weather threat.
I just updated this story–> http://wtvr.com/2012/09/18/tornado-watch-until-7-p-m/ with more maps showing the broad Moderate Risk area.
The rain is here in Richmond! But there aren’t any severe warnings in effect right now. This is just some good, steady rain. However, our severe threat will increase after lunch-time. My next LIVE web update is at approximately 11:45 a.m.
Seems like a good time to remind you to download our apps. They’ll help you track storms and get news updates. More info here — > http://wtvr.com/cbs-6-app-center/
The Storm Prediction Center may issue an upgrade to our Slight Risk to a Moderate Risk for central Virginia. We are already under a Tornado Watch until 7 p.m. http://wtvr.com/2012/09/18/tornado-watch-until-7-p-m/
This is Carrie’s latest update.
My next LIVE streaming update will be on wtvr.com at approximately 11:30 a.m. –Meteorologist Carrie Rose
The areas in red are under a tornado watch until 7:00 p.m.
Carrie Rose is talking weather right now on the WTVR.com HD web stream. Here’s the link — http://wtvr.com/on-air/live-streaming/