HENRY COUNTY, VA – While the winter storm hitting the city of Martinsville and Henry County is not effecting travel, the same can not be said about downed trees and power outages.
Thousands are without electricity Saturday as the ice accumulation on power lines is causing them to fall to the ground.
Most of Martinsville and Henry County is experiencing power outages. There is no word on restoration time for both localities.
The ice is also accumulating on trees bringing them down across roadways and homes.
In Bassett, the volunteer fire department was called to the 100 block of Homewood Drive for a tree that fell on a home there.
A man who identified himself as a relative of the homeowner told BTW21 News the home received little to no damage.
He said he was just glad no one inside the home was injured.
Another tree came down and landed on the garage of a house in the 300 block of Donnybrook Road in the Horsepasture community of the county.
No one was reported hurt in this case as well.
The building inspector was called after the Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene.
As of 1 p.m. trees across roads were reported on:
Hidden Valley Drive
Dyers Store Road
The Great Road
Old Leaksville Road