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Storm topples trees in Louisa County

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Numerous trees fell in Mineral following a powerful overnight storm. The intersection of First Street at Albemarle Avenue was closed until cleanup occurred Monday morning.

Storms blew through Louisa County Sunday night, knocking over several trees in the town of Mineral and throughout the county.

Wind gusts averaging between 19.5 and 23 miles per hour were recorded at the Freeman Field weather center, with the highest sustained gust clocking in at 38 miles per hour. Nearly 1.5 inches of rain fell during the storm.

Most of the trees that were blown over fell onto private property, though some roads were blocked. East First Street in Mineral, between Richmond and Albemarle avenues, was closed for several hours as crews worked to remove a tree that had fallen across the road. Part of Cales Drive (Rt. 651) near Lake Louisa was also blocked due to a fallen tree.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s April 18, 2019 issue.

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