- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2011

GLADE SPRING, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s governor has declared a state of emergency following powerful storms that killed at least eight people and left thousands of customers without electricity.

Gov. Bob McDonnell issued the emergency declaration Thursday morning. It authorizes state agencies to assist local officials in response and recover efforts.

Emergency officials say seven people in Washington County were killed when a storm hit a truck stop and several residences in the Glade Spring area around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Several other people were injured and several are missing.

Another fatality occurred in Halifax County, where a woman’s body was found in a road. Several other people were injured.

Storms in Shenandoah County injured one person and caused significant damage.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide