RICHMOND (AP) -- Severe storms Monday night and Tuesday morning left thousands of customers without power, but by 9:00 a.m., most in Hampton Roads had the lights back on.
A line of very intense rainfall with gusty winds rolled through early Tuesday,
About 1,800 customers in Va. Beach were without power because a circuit went out at the Landstown Substation, said spokeswoman Bonita Harris.
"We discovered some limbs on that circuit," she stated.
There were scattered outages across the Hampton Roads region mid-morning, mostly due to the weather, Harris stated.
In Suffolk, the strong wind took down some trees and power lines. Pitchkettle Road from Kings Fork to Murphy’s Mill was closed for a couple of hours because of downed lines and a tree in the road.
The storm blew off part of the roof at the Public Works compound on Carolina Road.
There was about $5,000 in damage to the building and $10,000 damage to private and city owned vehicles, said city spokeswoman Debbie George.
A kennel at a Suffolk home was damaged, part of it even landed in a neighboring field.
A resident’s wind gauge registered winds as high as 74MPH Monday night.
13News Meteorologist Craig Moeller says there will be big improvements through the afternoon and into the evening. A few scattered showers will still be possible and there is a chance of a stray storm.
According to Dominion's website,the outages across Virginia included the Richmond metro area, Southside Virginia, Northern Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley and Western Piedmont and the Gloucester and Northern Neck areas.
Appalachian Power's outages include more than 2,200 in Henry County. The utility also reports outages in Albemarle, Carroll, Grayson, Floyd, Pittsylvania, Russell, Tazewell and Washington counties, and in the city of Lynchburg.
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