Minor flooding hits Sheriff’s Office
A short downpour flooded parts of Woodstock on Monday afternoon and caused minor damage elsewhere.
The storm disrupted the Sheriff’s Office where water reached a depth of about 2 inches but caused no major damage.
Maj. Scott Proctor said rain falling in the parking lot ran down a flight of steps and seeped into the agency’s basement headquarters.
“We’re in the process of mopping up and drying out the facilities,” Proctor said late Monday afternoon as dryers whirred in the background.
“We’re in decent shape,” he added.
Proctor said the Sheriff’s Office fielded reports of damage elsewhere in the county, including one vehicle accident around Woodstock.
Tim Williams, the interim chief of the county’s fire and rescue service said a transformer in Woodstock caught fire shortly after the storm, and Dominion Power arrived to “take care” of whatever problems it caused.
“We had a couple of downed limbs that brought power lines and infrastructure down, but nothing that affected the roadway,” Williams said.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for similar weather today: high temperatures near 94 degrees, heat index values up to 102 degrees, and a 40-percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. A 30-percent chance of thunderstorms is expected to persist until 10 p.m. with more thunderstorms possible after 8 a.m. Wednesday and throughout daylight hours Thursday.
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