Zeta remnants topple trees, temporarily knock out power to thousands

Zeta remnants topple trees, temporarily knock out power to thousands

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - It may take a while to get back to normal for several families in central Virginia after remnants of Zeta toppled trees and left thousands without power.

On Thursday, trees fell on top of homes and cars in both Richmond and Chesterfield while thousands of families were also left without power. By 11 p.m., Dominion Energy restored power for most customers in the metro-Richmond area.

But it only took seconds for the storm to leave its mark on Morning Hill Lane in Chesterfield’s Brandermill community, where a large tree fell.

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“It was scary,” Sharon Allen said. “It was extremely windy,” Kristina Turner added. “Then I heard something go boom,” Allen continued.

A tree removal crew was called in to help clear the debris.

In South Richmond, on Halesworth Road near Huguenot, part of a tree fell on top of a home. Fortunately, no one was there at the time.

“Kinda rough. I feel really bad for the people that are now stuck in their house and lost their car,” Turner said.

As her neighbors clean up, she’s glad area schools decided to let students out early, because She didn’t want her 6-year-old stuck in a storm.

“After the tornadoes a couple of years ago, I’m pretty paranoid about dismissal time," she said.

Power crews continue working to restore electricity to homes that took a hit. Most of the problems were in Henrico, Chesterfield and Petersburg. Early in the day, there were about 12,000 outages in the area.

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