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Thursday Storm In Danville Causes Damage


Reporter: Heather Rosenbaum | Videographer: Jonathan Merryman

Danville, VA -- ABC 13 Crews were the first on the scene for all of the Danville storm damage Thursday night. 

"Last week, last Friday night we went through the same thing," said Nadine Henderson, Lives Near Damage.

Parts of Danville return to the dark as another storm comes through.

"Scared! Scared. Not knowing what to do, we all ran outside," said Henderson.

"It was really loud. The tree was down. No lights, no cable, no nothing," said Crystal Whitaker, Staying Near Damage.

The storm broke power polls in half, leaving trees intertwined in wires and homes without electricity.

"Do what you got to do. I mean you can't mess with mother nature," said Henderson.

Trees toppled on Locket Drive and barrels turned over at the Robertson Bridge. While crews quickly got to work, others were out of business. Frank's Italian Restaurant dodged destruction last week but now it's lights out.

"I guess it is my turn to have this problem today," said Pat Costagliola, Owner of Frank's Italian Restaurant.

For Frank's this means no cooking, no air conditioning, and no business.

"I'm going to have to shut down and send everyone home pretty soon," said Costagliola.

Danville utilities says 5 polls broke and around 1500 customers lost power. But as bad as it feels for some.

"Five percent of what we got Friday, or less," said Jim Harr, Interim Director of Utilities.

"We are going to get back to normal sooner or later. Get ready for the next one!" said Henderson.

As of Thursday night, Danville Utilities says that they have less than 500 customers without power. They will be working on Lockett Drive and the surrounding streets all night and should have power back before daybreak Friday.

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