RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The evidence of this weather's impact is clear. VDOT is averaging reports of about 12 downed trees an hour across the Metro Richmond area.
The weather is making this a common site across our region: crews working to clear fallen trees.
Woodpecker Road was closed as crews dealt with mother nature. Large branches came down, bringing power lines down with them, and they weren't the only ones.
A spokesperson for VDOT says they've been getting calls non-stop into their traffic operations center and dealing with dozens of downed trees since this weather started rolling in.
"All night we've had calls about downed trees and some road flooding, and we probably had between 50 and 100 calls overnight about downed trees in the road," said Dawn Eischen of VDOT.