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Crews and neighbors clean up downed trees and power lines in Hanover


It's been a long day for some folks in Hanover County. They are still cleaning up after Thursday night's storms and many people are without power.

On Westhaven Drive, this neighborhood is dealing with no power in this heat and they're also dealing with storm damage. Trees and power lines went down, landing on cars and nearly missing homes.

"We were very fortunate, none of them fell on the house," said Robert Duggan who lives on Westhaven Drive.

The Reams had just left their driveway with their grandchildren in the car, when a large tree almost crushed them.

"We were lucky, very lucky, it's amazing," said Billy Reams.

Near Atlee Road, power crews work to fix the transformers. But Westhaven Drive is so rural; these homes will be some of the last to get power back. That means these neighbors are relying on each other for help.

"Everybody on this street has stopped here today and said can we do something for you, and I said, ‘Well you're just as bad off as I am!'" Martha Reams said.

It's not an easy task to clean up, but everyone we talked to said; this could have been much worse.

There's no telling how long these power lines will be down in this neighborhood but Virginia Power says most of its customers will have electricity by the end of Friday night.

If you know someone still without power, you can help them report it or check on crews' progress. Just call 1-866-DOM-HELP.

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