SEVERE STORMS: Events impacted, power lost

Posted on: 2:26 pm, August 10, 2013, by , updated on: 11:47am, August 11, 2013

  • This picture shows how heavy the rain was at the Hanover Crossing shopping center in Mechanicsville. The storm knocked out power to the entire shopping center.

  • Before and after rain at Redskins Training Camp (from top left William, Alex, and Adriana)

  • Redskins Training Camp (from top left William, Alex, and Adriana)

  • From Robert Loo in Colonial Heights

  • From Robert Hughes. Taken in Mechanicsville

  • From Lisa Pegram

  • From Trevin. Taken in Mechanicsville

  • From Brittany Gray. Taken near Parham Road.

  • From Jenn Carr

  • From CBS 6's Chelsea Rarrick. Taken in Mechanicsville.

  • From Matt McClain. Taken on I-295 Northbound.

  • A woman had her shed destroyed during today's storm. She lives in Mechanicsville near Meadowbridge and Atlee Roads.

  • This is where her shed used to be.

  • Trees down in the Holly Ridge subdivision in Mechanicsville. Taken by Kristi Lynn Rogers.

  • Trees down in the Holly Ridge subdivision in Mechanicsville. Taken by Kristi Lynn Rogers.

  • Trees down in the Holly Ridge subdivision in Mechanicsville. Taken by Kristi Lynn Rogers.


(WTVR) – A severe storm that rolled through Central Virginia Saturday afternoon cancelled or postponed some events and knocked out power to thousands of people.

“Walmart in Mechanicsville has no power, and my kids and grandson is [sic] stuck there,” viewer Leslie Breeding wrote in a Facebook post.  “Hail cracked windshield and stuff blowing through the doors.”

More than 23,000 customers in the city of Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, New Kent and tri-cities area were without power, according to Dominion Virginia Power. [Click here for updated power outage numbers]

The Washington Redskins, in Richmond for training camp, tweeted a picture from camp and said practice was postponed and would resume Monday.

Maymont was also temporary evacuated due to the storms, but they told CBS 6′s Sandra Jones the Richmond Jazz Festival would continue once the storm passed.

The storm also hit the Glen Allen area with severe rain and thunder.

There has also been a report of several trees down on Parham Road near Woodman Road in Henrico.

Crews will continue working on the power lines tomorrow and by then should have an idea when power will be restored.

This story is developing.  Stay tuned to CBS 6 News and WTVR.com for updates.

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