Severe storm causing downed trees, power outages in SWVA

A massive storm moving quickly through Southwest Virginia and into Northeast Tennessee Monday evening was being blamed for reports of widespread power outages and downed trees.

Dispatchers in Lee and Dickenson counties in Virginia reported trees and power lines were down across their respective counties.

As of 6:15 dispatchers in Buchanan County, Va., were reporting trees down on Early Road, Route 643 and some parts of Route 460.

Russell County dispatchers also reported trees down all over the county.

In Scott County the sheriff’s office was reporting power fluctuations and pouring rain. Trees had fallen in Fort Blackmore and Dungannon.

Meanwhile, in Tennessee, Sullivan County dispatchers reported hailing in Blountville, but no damage had been reported as of 6:15 p.m.

According Appalachian Power’s website, as of 6:30 p.m. Scott County had 128 outages; Smyth County had 135 outages; Russell County had 1505 outages; Tazewell had 752 outages; Wise County 1014; Dickenson County 795; Buchanan County had 399 customers with no power.

Keep checking WJHL on air and online for more on this storm.

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