Michael Blasts Virginia With Rain & Wind

At least 5 storm related deathis in the state

October 12, 2018 - 3:55 am

Richmond, VA (Newsradio -- At least five deaths reported in Virginia as Michael hammered the state with heavy rain and damaging winds. forecaster Andrew Freiden says the Richmond area got 3-6 inches with as much as 10 inches in some spots. Winds were in the range of 45 mph and gusted to 57. 

Hanover Fire & EMS Lt. Brad Clark was killed and two other firefighters were injured when a tractor trailer smashed into the first responders vehicle on southbound I-295 around 9pm. The fire department was assisting with a crash. The truck driver was also seriously injured. And 45-year old James King Jr. was killed when his vehicle was swept away by flash flooding in Pittsylvania County. 

As of 3am there were about 150,000 Dominion Energy customers in the Richmond area without power. The outages topped 225,000 in Southeast Virginia. 

Public schools in Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond and Hanover are closed Friday in the wake of the storm.  

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