Heavy rain takes down tree at Cherokee Road

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Heavy rain is being blamed for bringing down a tree Tuesday in Richmond. The tree was blocking part of Cherokee Road at the intersection of Hickory Road.

While more storms were just starting to roll in, clean up was underway for a tree that fell Tuesday morning before the storms even arrived.

“Just a large crackeling sound and then something falling, and that’s actually what woke me up out of bed,” said David Burrington.

Burrington ran to his bedroom window and saw the aftermath.

“I saw the tree down on the power line over there and then following that there was a large blue flash which just kind of lit up the room down there,” said Burrington.

This all happened just before noon Tuesday. But, the odd thing was there were no storms when the tree came crashing down. no heavy winds, no rain, nothing.

“We got a good pounding last night so that probably loosened up the ground a little bit, saturated it,” said David Burrington’s father, Dave Burrington.

Nearly 170 customers were without power when this tree created fell down, leaving many in the area with hot homes and anxious kids.

“Got three young boys at home anxious to do stuff and we are just stuck here, dealing with it the best we can,” said Dan Shreve, who lost power.

Power was restored later Tuesday afternoon.

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