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.
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.
Officers are responding to numerous hazards as a result of the storm. Please drive carefully and stay home if you can. There are downed trees and power lines throughout the city. Treat all stop lights that are out as a four way stop. Stay safe Lynchburg!— Lynchburg Police (@LynchburgPolice) May 4, 2021
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.
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.