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Winds raised commotion in Culpeper
Culpeper didn’t receive much rain during Friday night’s storms—about a half inch at most—but winds there measured between 60 and 70 mph at times.
Gusts blew a lamp post off its base and knocked it over on Davis Street at Main Street.
A Gordonsville resident reported that winds were so strong, they bent the 20-foot tall pipe supporting his TV antenna—though his porch chairs were untouched.
At the height of the storm, 11 roads in the Culpeper region were blocked Friday night, mostly by downed trees, according to emergency services personnel.
A tree fell on a house in Rappahannock near Casselton and split the building in half.
No injuries were reported.
Red Cross set up an emergency cooling center at the Brandy Station fire hall.