CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — A severe thunderstorm rolled through Central Virginia Thursday morning knocking out power and leaving high water on some area roads.
More than 6,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers were without electricity at 8:15 a.m., according to the utility’s website.
The majority of the outages were in Henrico County and Chesterfield County.
In addition to the power outages, rain from the storm left high water on roads, some drivers reported, and knocked down trees into the roadway.
A morning crash on northbound Chippenham Parkway, near Jahnke Road, closed the right lane around 8 a.m. The crash and lane closure has backed up traffic about three miles.
Another Road of Storms
More storms will be possible Thursday afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches the area. Damaging winds and large hail will be possible with any storms that develop. Scattered showers will continue through Friday, with drier air clearing everything out Friday night.