Severe storms cause tree damage in parts of central, southwest VA

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has been following storms rolling through parts of the region this afternoon. Some storms have turned severe with damaging winds.

Reports of trees blown down along a section of Route 11 (Lee Highway) in Buchanan, Botetourt County was reported to local 911 dispatchers.

In Charlotte County, several minutes of pea-sized hail fell from a storm near Madisonville. Also, a tree was reported down on Rolling Hills Road in the Pamplin area.

In Critz, Patrick County, a couple of fairly large trees and large limbs were down. Lawn furniture and a table over turned nearby as well

In Campbell County, a tree was down on School Street in Altavista and a tree was down as well on East Ferry Road northwest of Gladys.

In Pittsylvania County, a tree was down in the Chatham area. Also, a lightning strike set a field on fire on Climax Road, also in the Chatham area.


In Henry county multiple trees were reported blown down along Barrows Mill Road.

In Bedford county several trees were downed by winds and fell onto power lines on Thrush Drive and Rocky Ford Road near Thaxton.

If additional reports come in, we will let you know.

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