Cold front brings severe storms to Tidewater area

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by WVEC.com

WVEC.com

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 8:11 PM

HAMPTON ROADS -- A cold front is on the way and brought powerful thunderstorms Monday afternoon and evening. 

Shortly after 3:00 p.m., the Eastern Shore and Richmond started experiencing strong storms. In fact, a suspected tornado swept through the capital city.

Media reports said some trees were downed west of the city and a section of I-64 was closed, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or more serious damage.

By 4:30, nearly 145,000 customers were without power in Richmond, according to Dominion Power.

You can report outages by calling 1-866-DOM-HELP, that's 1-866-366-4357.

Nickel-size hail was reported in Newport News, said Lou Thurston, public information officer for Newport News Police Department.

A viewer says that Naval Station Oceana's Dam Neck Annex has sustained some wind damage.

Dozens of residents e-mailed photos of storm damage to WVEC.com.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this story.
 

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