Much of Botetourt County awoke to the sound of chain saws this morning, as downed trees were being cleared. Here’s a photo gallery of storm damage between Fincastle and Daleville.
Among the highlights: A tree down at the General District courthouse, tree topples sign at Fincastle Presbyterian Church, street closed in Fincastle due to downed power lines, trees down around Breckenridge Elementary, trees down in Ashley Plantation, and the canopy at the former Blue Collar Joe’s (soon to be FreedomFirst) twisted.
OTHER STORM COVERAGE:
* Regional storm coverage from The Roanoke Times
* Weather journalist Kevin Myatt has weather updates on the Weather Journal
* Gov. Bob McDonnell declares state of emergency
* Botetourt EMS statement, warning about new storms, photos of storm damage
* Fincastle Baptist Church open as a shelter
* Lord Botetourt High School open as a shelter
* Carrie Nolan shares photo of downed tree in Blue Ridge
* Photos and first-person account of storm damage at Buchanan Carnival
* Both Botetourt American Legion baseball games scheduled for Saturday night are postponed due to weather
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