More Than 73,000 Without Power Following Virginia Storm

June 27, 2012

More than 73,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers in the Richmond area remain without electricity following a powerful storm that blew over trees, damaged buildings and downed power lines.

Media outlets report that the damage included at least three skyboxes and portions of the outfield wall at The Diamond, home of the minor league Richmond Squirrels. A section of the roof of a warehouse housing the state tax department’s operations center was torn off.

Henrico Fire Capt. James Mellon tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch that six people were injured. The victims include three people injured in a three-vehicle accident, a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and two people injured in separate incidents involving trees that came through homes.

Monday’s storm brought winds officially measured in excess of 50 mph.

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