Severe weather causes extensive damage in Danville

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The city of Danville is dealing with extensive damage and power outages due to Sunday's severe weather.


Earlier in the day, Danville City Manager Ken Larking declared a local State of Emergency.


Danville Public Information Officer Arnold Hendrix says that due to the extent of storm damage, there is no estimate for power restoration for those without it. Hendrix says two feeder circuits that supply over 1,500 customers with power are out.

Hendrix says all citizens are asked to stay in their homes unless they have an emergency due to the risk of being exposed to live wires.
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The Danville Fire Department is warning residents to stay inside after the storms due to damage in the city.

According to the department's Twitter, power lines and trees are down on the west side of the city. Officials are warning residents not to go out and look for damage after the storm because many power lines are still live, though they have been knocked down.

Officials say the roof of a home on Riverside Drive near Reubens Restaurant has been partially knocked off. No injuries have been reported.

The department says they have received multiple calls about power lines, poles and tree damage.