High winds cause problems in Lee County, VA

LEE COUNTY, VA (WJHL)- High winds are causing problems in Lee County, Virginia. News Channel 11 spoke with Lee County’s 911 dispatcher Haley Carroll about the effects of high winds passing through the region on Saturday night.

Carroll said, “We’re getting calls all over the place.” “We had around 50 calls come in prior to the shift change at 10 o’clock and we’re continuing to get more calls,” she said.

Carroll said Lee County dispatch has received reports of several downed trees but mostly only one lane of traffic is being impacted and roads are still passable at this time. The Lee County Sheriff’s office is currently assisting VDOT in clearing roads that are impacted. Motorists are being urged to drive with caution.

Power outages have also been reported on the west side of Lee County. According to dispatch, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and Powell Valley Electric are working to restore service to any customers experiencing outages. News Channel 11 reached out to both cooperatives for the exact number of customers affected but we have not received a response at this time.

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