Possible tornado touches down near Smith Mountain Lake

Possible tornado touches down near Smith Mountain Lake

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Severe storms caused property damage and travel delays in multiple areas of Franklin County on Friday.

Strong, gusty winds and a possible tornado touchdown near Smith Mountain Lake led to downed trees and damage to buildings. A home was destroyed in the storm near the intersection of U.S. 220 and Fishburn Mountain Road. Crews will be on scene on Saturday to survey the damage.

CHECK THIS OUT: A viewer-submitted video shows an on-the-ground view of a funnel cloud in Franklin County on Friday. Several buildings and other property were damaged. Stay with WDBJ7 for continuing coverage of today's severe weather. (Credit: Doug Worley)

Posted by WDBJ7 on Friday, April 19, 2019

The Franklin County Humane Society posted on its Facebook page that its building had been damaged.

"We are OK at the Humane Society," the post stated. "A possible tornado touched down at the local pound."

No injuries have been reported, according to Franklin County Sheriff's deputies.

Portions of U.S. 220 North were closed when a tree fell across the road, from 8.5 miles south of the junction of State Route 40 Business near Rocky Mount to 3.9 miles south of State Route 40 Business, according to VDOT.

Storm damage

Alan Bailey sends us this video of damage from Franklin County in the Fishburn Mountain Rd. area

Posted by WDBJ7 on Friday, April 19, 2019

This photo provided by storm chaser Chris White shows tornado-friendly conditions in Franklin County. A tornado...

Posted by WDBJ7 on Friday, April 19, 2019

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