Storm Slams Area

Published 4:17 pm Thursday, January 31, 2013

FARMVILLE – The sky huffed and puffed and blew the lights out for many across the area, and the state, as a fierce storm slammed through the region Wednesday night.

Nearly 2,000 Farmville residences and businesses were without power Thursday morning and the Prince Edward County Public School system was forced into a two-hour delay.

The power outage hit the southern end of town and southward beyond the Town's limit, elsewhere in Prince Edward County.

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Residents in Buckingham and Cumberland were also left in the dark by a storm that dumped more than an inch of rain in the region, with wind gusts that would have earned speeding tickets on U.S. 460.