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Photos show storm damage across Central Virginia

Posted at 10:09 PM, Jun 20, 2015
and last updated 2016-01-27 18:42:19-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A powerful line of storms moved through Central Virginia Saturday evening that triggered tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings.

Those storms downed trees and knocked out power to more than 43,000 customers in Metro Richmond as of 10 p.m.

Here's a look at some of the storm photos and video that came into the WTVR CBS 6 newsroom. If you would like to add your photo, click the "submit photo" button at the bottom of this story. You can also email your pics and video to

Speaking of downed trees, one report came in from Peter Feddo of a massive tree that slammed into a red Jeep parked along Boulevard in the Fan.


CBS 6 Photojournalist Jack Rusak also snapped a pic of a white Nissan that was damaged by falling branches. You can also see what appears to be a downed power line in Westover Hills.


"No power in Goochland," Erica Stamper said. "Photo taken 2 mins prior to all hell breaking loose."


Bernard Smith‎ sent this photo of what conditions were like on the city's Southside.

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And the next two ominous photos were sent in by Tim Studer from Ruther Glen.

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Our Facebook friend, "BJ TheSocialite Washington," submitted this photo of the storm moving through ‎East Highland Park.BJ TheSocialite Washington‎EastHighlandPark

Teresa Curtis Carneal sent in the below photo of a wicked looking cloud in ‎Milford.

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Here's a photo from Hannah Parsons showing the storms heading into Spotsylvania near Fredericksburg.

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The next photo comes from southwest of Scottsville. Robert Roller said this pic shows a rainbow that appeared in his yard in between storm cells rolling through.

RobertRollerRainbow in the yard, in between storm cells that moved through the area. Southwest of Scottsville


Shawn Hudson‎ captured the ferocity of the storm as it roared over the Diamond. "That is the wind you can hear howling!" he wrote.

"Mrs. Issac" captured video of the storm on Route 288.

Here's a look at the storm rolling through Varina near Rocketts Landing

You can hear thunder booming in a video posted by Taylor Lynn in Goochland.


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