High winds rip down trees, wires
"You crazy?" a pedestrian queried the Hook photographer. "That's live," he said, pointing to the scattered electrical equipment. "The cop down there said stay the hell away from that. See you at the hospital."
While that couldn't be independently confirmed this morning around 8:30am, prior to the arrival of electrical crews, Charlottesville Police Sergeant Richard Hudson confirmed by 11am that Virginia Power crews had arrived to fix the damage.
"It's gonna be an all-day affair," said Hudson.
Hudson said he had another report of a tree cutting power in the Meadowbrook area of the City. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning, which will remain in effect until 2am.
The Service says Central Virginians can expect sustained winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts reaching 60 this afternoon and into the evening– with even stronger gusts at the higher elevations. Batten down the hatches, Aftonians!