The morning after: A littered landscape

Published 8:30 am Sunday, August 28, 2011

Western Tidewater residents, many without electricity, awoke today to sunny skies but a landscape of debris, downed power lines and trees across  roads.

A billboard fell on vehicles on Route 58 at Courtland during Saturday's high winds.

Emergency officials in Franklin, Southampton County and Isle of Wight County were assessing the damage from Hurricane Irene and encouraging residents to be careful while driving.

Here are a few things we’ve learned from readers:

* No power from Walters to Windsor along Route 258.

* Trees are blocking Joyners Bridge Road on the Isle of Wight side of the Blackwater bridge

* No power in Boykins. Metal roofs partially torn from houses there.

* No power or Verizon telephone landline service on Ivor Road.

* Many trees down and no power in Scottswood area.

* Trees down on Lees Mill Road.

* Electricity in Shands Estate, behind Southampton Academy, has been out since 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

* Sedley mostly clear. Few trees down. No power.

* Power on Country Club Road was restored at 11:45 a.m. today, some 12 hours after it failed on Saturday.

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