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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Severe storms ripped through parts of Central Virginia Thursday afternoon prompting tornado warnings and leaving damage behind.

Jeff Davis and Reymet Road  by Evie Rose

Jeff Davis and Reymet Road by Evie Rose

The storm storms popped up as a cold front moved southeast through the Commonwealth.

Damaging winds and large hail, as well as heavy rain and frequent lightning pounded parts of the state. [RELATED: Photos of May 22 storms]

The heavy rains brought the afternoon rush to standstill as parts of I-95 flooded. Another video taken by a CBS 6 viewer showed flooding off Grace Street.

According to the National Weather Service, a trained spotter saw a funnel cloud around 4:56 p.m. and reported nickel-sized hail near Boulevard and Broad.

One woman also recounted a harrowing tale to CBS 6 reporter Melissa Hipolit. She pulled into a gas station when she received a tornado warning. As the winds and rain picked up, she then said she heard a loud boom. That’s when she said part of the gas station’s canopy fell on the back of her car.

SCROLL DOWN for updates from the CBS 6 newsroom. 

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Multiple trees downed in Wyndham

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Look at the flooding off Grace Street. This is shot by Shellie Tyler

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This is a look at flooding on Broad Street, near Belvedere in Richmond.

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NAPA autoparts on Chamberlayne Avenue had some storm damage.

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Dominion power ask customers to stay away from down lines. Also report outages to Dominion power, do not assume your neighbor has reported it .

To report an outage, call 1-866-DOM-HELP.
To report an outage with the Appalachian Power Company, click here: https://appalachianpower.com/outages/report/
To report an outage with the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, call 1-800-367-2832.
To report an outage with the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative power is out to call 1-800-552-3904.

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Storm damage at 17th and Broad Street, via Will Weaver 

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Photo of flooding on I-95

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Hail and wind pummels Randolph area, sent to CBS6 by Maranda Barnes.

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Tune into CBS 6 or click here to watch LIVE coverage from the CBS 6 Storm Team.

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This is what the storm looked like as it pummeled Broad St. near CBS 6. 

 

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Interstate 95 and 288 is where tornado would be right now, at 5:22

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Tornado Warning for Charles City, Chesterfield, City of Colonial Heights, City of
Richmond, Henrico [VA] till 5:30 PM EDT AT 515 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR BENSLEY…OR 5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF DOWNTOWN
RICHMOND…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

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