Severe storms bring down trees, power lines across Hampton Roads

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Severe storms that rocked the Hampton Roads area Sunday night caused many trees to uproot and fall on power lines. 

This caused thousands of Dominion Energy customers to lose power in the area. As of 7:15 a.m. Monday, more than 20,000 customers in southeastern Virginia were in the dark. By 3 p.m., that number was down to 2,779.

Check the latest power outage numbers here.

10 On Your Side found the most significant damage on the peninsula. A downed tree knocked down power lines on Rugby Road off of J. Clyde Blvd. near Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, blocking the road. First responders put up crime scene tape until crews can clear the road. People in the area say they heard the power go out.

Another tree fell on a house on Newman Drive in Newport News. Everyone there is okay. 

A tree also fell on the right hand turn lane at Jefferson and J. Clyde Blvd., but officers were quickly on the scene and cleared up the tree.

10 On Your Side also found a tree that fell through a trailer on Pocahontas Trail in Williamsburg. Homeowner James Dempsey said the tree crashed not far from where he and his wife were sleeping. “It was devastating. It was like nothing I have ever heard in a storm before,” said Dempsey.

Suffolk officials reported several roads with downed trees and power lines Monday morning. The following locations were reported to Emergency Communications:

  • Moore Farm Lane at Godwin Boulevard
  • 4300 block of Gardner Lane
  • 2700 block of South Nansemond Drive
  • Bank Street at Pinner Street
  • 3900 block Olde Mill Road
  • Old Myrtle Road and Lonely Lane
  • Lake Prince Drive at Lake Point Road

Super Doppler 10 Meteorologist Casey Lehecka said the rain has moved out of the region, but the winds remained strong through much of the day.

Tune in to WAVY 10 for the latest updates. 

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