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Severe Weather Hits Central Virginia

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Wednesday's severe weather caused flooded roads, wind damage and power outages throughout central Virginia. Thousands of people in the area have experienced power outages due to the storm. Power crews worked to restore electricity to about 14,000 customers across Virginia.

Throughout the day, strong winds could continue to be a problem. As of Thursday morning, Albemarle County and the Charlottesville area have a little more than 100 customers affected. Just after midnight last night, that number was more than 2,300.

Flood warnings for small streams were in effect in some areas, including Charlottesville, Waynesboro and Rockingham County.  Wednesday's weather caused the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to shut down several central Virginia roads Thursday.

Stoney Point Road at Profit Road in Rivanna was closed most of day Thursday due to high water on the road but has now reopened. A number of other roads in Albemarle, Madison, Nelson, Orange and Augusta counties are still closed for the same reason. Click here to see an interactive application with up to date road closures.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday. It says strong winds could bring down tree limbs and cause scattered power outages. Unsecured objects may be blown about and high profile vehicles may become difficult to maneuver.

The wet weather also caused a private plane at Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Airport to slide off the runway. The plane was able to land, but ended up crossing into a taxi-way and skidded onto the grass. All three people on board were not injured and the runway was operational a short time later. Read our full coverage here.

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