RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A powerful storm system is moving through Virginia right now. Scroll down for updates.
We are getting pictures of storm damage in from all around Central Virginia. You can view more storm pics here: http://wtvr.com/2014/02/21/photos-feb-21-storm-and-damage/
Sandra Jones reports from Midlothian
The worst has passed for our area, though there will be rain. However, as the heavier stuff continued east, winds got up to 74 mph at Williamsburg Airport.
Storms causing fallen tree limbs & debris in the roads…please drive with caution. Report road hazards to us at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623).
— VDOT (@VaDOT) February 21, 2014
TRAFFIC ALERT: Right and center lanes closed on I-95 at MM 98 (Doswell) due to fallen limbs.
WND DMG in Prince George, numerous trees down along Loving Union road.
Tornado Warning EXPIRES for Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry, Sussex
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Reports of trees down in Chesterfield County, along Pinetta Road.
Chippenham Parkway/Rt. 150 (Chesterfield) – The right and center lanes are closed at Jahnke Road (Rt. 686) due to downed trees. Use caution in the area.
TStorm wnd dmg, trees down at Chippenham and Jahnke Rd.
Tornado Warning expires for Richmond, Westmoreland counties
Traffic alert – Avoid E WILLIAMSBURG RD near Naglee. Power line down in the roadway.
— Henrico Police (@HenricoPolice) February 21, 2014
Severe TStorm Warning for Charles City, Hopewell, Petersburg, Essex, Hanover, Henrico, James City, King William, King and Queen, Middlesex
— CBS 6 WTVR Richmond (@CBS6) February 21, 2014
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Charles City, Hopewell, Petersburg, Essex, Hanover, Henrico, James City, King William, King and Queen, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Prince George, Richmond County, Westmoreland
Dinwiddie reports tstm wnd dmg, trees down along with lots of dime size hail. Very high wind 60 mph and greater.
A look at road conditions in Chesterfield
|AKQ issues Tornado Warning
for Essex, Richmond, Westmoreland [VA] till 12:30 PM EST * AT 1159 AM
EST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A TORNADO. THIS
DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR CHAMPLAIN…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55
Thanks for the video from our viewer Jenn S. http://youtu.be/xDPd4wMg7Zk
Disabled Vehicle: SB on I-95 at MM79 in Richmond. 1 lane closed. Potential Delays.11:52AM
— 511 Central Virginia (@511centralva) February 21, 2014
VDOT reminds everyone to use use extreme caution in the area. Traffic is getting by on the
right shoulder on Rt. 288 at 175.
you have pictures or videos of the storm, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes are
closed west of Shannon Hill Rd./Rt. 605 due to downed trees. Drivers are
encouraged to use an alternate route.
For our neighbors to the south of us in central NC, they have a Tornado Watch until 4PM. Watches will likely extend into VA soon.
A severe t-storm watch will likely be issued soon for much of central VA as storms move in & intensify. Be weather aware!