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City crews remove more than 430 tons of debris after Thursday’s storms

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Posted at 12:50 AM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 01:25:48-04

RICHMOND, Va. – The City of Richmond says their crews have removed more than 430 tons of debris during their cleanup effort after Thursday’s severe thunderstorms in Central Virginia.

More than 50 crews continued their efforts Sunday  to open city streets and remove debris.

More than 156 streets have been addressed, with only three remaining streets with blockages, according to City officials. They said those efforts will continue Monday in partnership with Dominion.

Storm damage

Despite their efforts, the City says more work will be done throughout the upcoming week.

“As the overall clean-up effort continues the amount of debris that remains to be removed is substantial throughout the city and will likely be hundreds more tonnage,” the city said in a press release Sunday night. “In the City of Richmond, those without power are now less than 2,200.”

They said several areas sustained catastrophic damage that will require additional restoration time and will extend into Monday.

Those specific areas have not been released at this time, but the city says the infrastructure will need to be rebuilt in those areas.

Residents are advised to continue to report all outages to Dominion Virginia Power by calling 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357). Restoration updates can also be found at http://www.dom.com.

For up-to-date information and additional instructions from the City of Richmond during this weather event, visit http://www.Richmondgov.com.