Strong storms cause flooding in Central Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A line of strong thunderstorms that tracked eastward across the state Sunday evening caused flooding across parts of Central Virginia.

The storms produced very heavy rainfall and a lot of lightning, and had the potential to dump hail and cause wind gusts over 35 mph.

The storms also knocked out power to thousands across the area. However, as of 11 p.m., just under 2,000 people in Central Virginia were without power, according to Dominion Virginia Power.

CBS 6 received a number of photos and reports from viewers of flooding and traffic backups.

Adrianna said that I-95 south was backed up from the Ashland exit to the I-295 interchange. Matt in Mechanicsville sent in a photo of carpet that was soaked in his house.

If you have photos from the storm, click the “submit your photo” button below.

Check out the CBS 6 Storm Team Facebook page for updates.

Megan Woo July 21, 20138:14 pm

Power outages as of 8:12 p.m. on 7/21/13:

Charles City 1
Chesterfield 213
Colonial Heights 90
Goochland 2
Hanover 1,109
Henrico 1,377
Hopewell 8
New Kent 4
Petersburg 22
Powhatan 16
Prince George 346
Richmond City 471

Megan Woo July 21, 20137:48 pm

From Lorenzo Hall:

Megan Woo July 21, 20137:25 pm

Matt McClain sent in this video from I-95. There’s significant flooding going on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll4QnhaiNDc&feature=youtu.be

Nick Dutton July 21, 20137:10 pm

Here’s a look at power outage numbers.

Chesterfield 151
Goochland 13
Hanover 1,094
Henrico 1,309
Hopewell 6
New Kent 4
Powhatan 235
Richmond City 632

Megan Woo July 21, 20137:00 pm

Our Greg McQuade sent in a video of the storm from Staples Mill Road.

Nick Dutton July 21, 20136:29 pm
Nick Dutton July 21, 20136:23 pm