Storms leave power outages, downed trees across Hampton Roads, NE North Carolina

Posted at 5:55 AM, Apr 16, 2018

A strong line of thunderstorms moved through the area early Monday morning, leaving power outages, downed trees and flooded roads in their wake.

Governor Ralph Northam tweeted Monday that he has declared a State of Emergency in the Commonwealth as a result of the damage left behind from the storms.

As of 10:30 a.m., about 1,200 Dominion Energy customers were without power, according to their outage maps. The majority of those customers are in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, where about 800 customers are without power.

Emergency dispatchers reported several trees down in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. In Chesapeake, a tree was reported down across Parker Road in the Great Bridge area. It was reported at 4:05 a.m. The City also reports that there are downed power lines in the 500 block of Ballahack Road. The road is closed at this time.

In Virginia Beach, a tree was reported down at 51st Street and Atlantic Avenue. That was reported at 4:57 a.m.

Trees were also reported down in Norfolk and Portsmouth. Around 3 a.m., a tree was reported to be down at West Norfolk Road and Wright Road in Portsmouth. Around 5:30 a.m., a tree was reported down at the intersection of Kempsville Road and Center Drive in Norfolk.

In North Carolina, about 600 customers are without power. About 400 of those customers are in western Moyock, where trees were reported down on South Mills Road and Northwest Backwoods Road.

Dominion Energy says they had a total of 42,500 outages in Virginia and northern North Carolina since Sunday night. They say all power should be restored by sunset Monday.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was fully closed for over an hour while the storms passed. All lanes reopened just before 6 a.m.

Some schools have also announced delays due to the weather.