Another microburst fells trees (and tosses umbrella)
One of the hottest days of the year delivered Charlottesville a tree-smashing, traffic-stopping microburst Thursday. Drivers had to dodge sideways winds, tumbling limbs, and moments of hail as the storm struck just before 5pm.
Rio Road is said to be grid-lock, and so is Georgetown Road. There are even–- according to callers on Coy Barefoot's WINA radio show–- problems on Interstate 64. The right westbound lane near the Fifth Street Exit has a tree on it, according to a caller
WINA's own property on Rose Hill Drive is the site of an uprooted evergreen tree as well as an another evergreen snapped like a toothpick.
On Holmes Avenue, there's a tree atop a house, according to a caller.
Roads with giant problems:
- Route 250 Bypass between Best Buy and Ivy Road Exit
- North Avenue due to fallen utility pole
- Georgetown Road
- Hinton Avenue in Belmont, site of fallen utility pole