Storms Hit Area Overnight Tuesday/Wednesday Morning

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Dominion Virginia Power is reporting over 1100 people without power Wednesday morning following last night’s strong thunderstorms. BARC Electric Cooperative is reporting over 1000 outages in Rockbridge.

A severe storm swept across northwest Rockbridge and Southern Augusta Counties Tuesday evening about 10 pm, and a second line of storms came through early Wednesday morning, affecting most of Rockbridge. This second storm, short-lived, but with strong winds and some rain, did most of the damage experienced locally.

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