Storm brings limited damage to region
A powerful storm on Monday evening and night left some houses and vehicles damaged. But the foul weather did not appear to have caused any injuries.
Around 7 p.m. Monday, Capt. Wesley Dellinger, of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said, the Sheriff’s Office was working on two separate incidents, one near the 500 block of Jerome Road in Mount Jackson and one in the 14000 block of Senedo Road by Conicville, in which a tree had fallen on a vehicle. In at least the Jerome Road incident, someone was in their vehicle at the time.
But no one was injured, Dellinger said.
Dellinger said that he was not aware of any incidents besides those two but added that the Sheriff’s Office had received some additional calls because of the weather.
“We called out additional personnel because of the call volume that’s storm-related,” Dellinger said.
Meanwhile, hundreds of residences lost their power during the storm, but by 5 p.m. Tuesday, almost all of them had received power again. Preston Knight, a public relations representative for the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, said that about 2,420 residences in Winchester, Frederick County and Shenandoah County had lost their power.
But Knight said that almost all of those people had regained power by 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
As of 2:30 p.m., he said that 28 residences in Warren County still had no power following the storm.
Still, Knight said that Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative had a fair number of wires come down during Monday’s storms.
“We had a pretty prevalent amount of wires down and fuses blown and a few broken poles throughout our service territory,” Knight said. “But it’s all the type of damage that you’d expect with [a heavy storm.]”
Some roads closed Monday due to the weather. Roads were closed for both incidents the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office responded to, Dellinger said.
But Sandy Myers, a spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Staunton District, said that the impact on drivers was fairly minimal.
That’s because the incidents only affected secondary roads, rather than interstates or the more heavily traveled primary roads. Some secondary roads flooded, she said, but they were small in number.
“We did not see a lot of road closures with this particular storm, at least not due to flooding,” Myers said.
As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, parts of four roads in Frederick County were closed because of flooding: Pack Horse Road, Glaize Orchard Road, Cattail Road and Old Charles Town Road.