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