September 12, 2011
A strong storm swept through Charlottesville Monday evening, causing nearly 1,500 people to be without power during the height of the storm.
The storm caused a tree to snap in half on the 1900 block of Jefferson Park Avenue. The fallen tree caused part of the road to be closed for almost two hours as crews worked to clear the scene.
At the intersection of Ivy Road and Old Ivy Road, water rose quickly underneath the bridge. A blue SUV had to be pushed out of the water. The driver said she noticed the water at the last minute.
“In this case it was about two and a half feet worth of water that had flooded out her car and if the rain had continued it would have gotten even higher," said John Albright of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad.