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Crews in Richmond work to clear storm damage

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Crews in Richmond have been working around the clock to clear the damage from the storm that hit the area Thursday night. They began putting up barricades in areas that are blocked by debris and experienced flooding.

Wind gusts and heavy rains caused trees and debris throughout the city, and officials reported more than 150 calls came in due to storm related concerns.

Officials are also reminding drivers to treat traffic lights with no power as four way stops, and crews are trying to work "as quickly as possible to ensure that all streets are open and that the public right of ways are passable and safe."

City officials say they are teaming up with Dominion Virginia Power to begin the cleanup effort and remove power lines. Refuse collections are also out helping with the cleanup.

Also, the East Richmond Road landfill will be open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for those who may be cleaning up debris around their own property.

All city-operated facilities, as well as their 311 call center, will operate under normal business hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents can call 311 or 646-7000 to report non-life-threatening emergencies and downed trees.

Those who are without power should call Dominion Virginia Power by calling 1-866-DOMHELP (1-866-366-4357).

Go to Richmond's website and follow them on Twitter for updates.

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