Storms cause damage across Central Virginia

Posted at 9:19 PM, Jun 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-02 00:07:15-04

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) - Strong storms that rolled across much of the Commonwealth Friday have caused damage across parts of the state.

Numerous trees were knocked down and uprooted by the storms' powerful winds. CBS 6 crews found several trees blocking roads and that left structures damaged.  

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In fact, Angela Pellerano says there is extensive storm damage in Petersburg. She spotted several trees that toppled onto homes and cars in one area. [Watch her complete report on CBS 6 News at 11 p.m.]

As of 9 p.m.,  Dominion Virginia Power reports the storm knocked out power to around 16,000 customers as of 9 p.m.

The high winds and heavy rains could also be to blame for several accidents. One SUV ran off the road caused a traffic backup on I-95 Friday evening. Troopers said the weather was partly to blame for that crash. 

The storms did not just affect Central Virginia. The powerful winds and rains also impacted Hampton Roads, northern Virginia and Maryland. The storms left at least four people injured in Maryland.