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Agencies reporting downed tree, storm damage across Southwest, Central Virginia

Parts of our viewing area are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 p.m. Tuesday night

From Blacksburg to Bedford, this storm caused damage.
From Blacksburg to Bedford, this storm caused damage.

Tuesday’s strong storms have left many residents across Southwest and Central Virginia with damage.

Local law enforcement agencies are warning folks to be cautious with travel as downed trees and various damage clutter the roads.

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Right here in the Star City, crews with Roanoke Fire-EMS have been tirelessly working to respond to multiple trees and power lines across the city.

Meanwhile, Lynchburg Police have also been responding to a number of hazards due to the strong storm. They’re seeing downed trees and powerlines throughout the city as well as of 4:00 p.m.

10 News has crews heading over to Bedford County as we’re hearing reports of significant damage to mobile homes due to straight-line gusts, as explained by our very own Chris Michaels. As of 5:00 p.m., our crews are seeing downed trees, a mobile home blown off of its foundation and other minor damage right off U.S. Route 460 in Montvale.

Bedford County storm damage seen of mobile homes right off Route 460 in Montvale (WSLS 10)

Over in the New River Valley, NWS reported a large tree that fell on top of a Blacksburg home along Hemlock Street at 4:54 p.m.

More locations across our viewing area will be added as we’re alerted of more storm damage across the region.


About the Author:

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.