DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) According to Arnold Hendrix, a spokesperson for the City of Danville, Danville Utilities is responding to reports of widespread power outages due to high winds and downed trees. The outages include Cardinal Village, Schoolfield, Edgewood and Windsor Heights.
Hendrix says a car accident on South Boston Road left about 500 customers without power in the airport area, but power has since been restored.
Reports of power outages began around 1 a.m., with a major outage in the Cascade area that occurred when a tree fell over a line. A total of 613 customers were affected. Service to those customers was restored at 8 a.m.
Utility workers and Public Works tree crews were called around 1:45 a.m. after receiving reports of 5 large trees down. All 5 trees were blocking streets including Bishop Avenue, Memorial Drive, Riverside Drive, Bonner Avenue and Booth Street. All but trees at Bishop Avenue and West Main Street have been removed.
Danville and Pittsylvania County are under a high wind warning until 11 a.m. Saturday.
Customers who experience a power outage are asked to alert Danville Utilities by calling 434-773-8300.