State of emergency declared in Danville, Va., shelter open

(Jennifer Anderson)

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Danville City Manager Ken Larking has declared a local state of emergency after reports of a tornado touched down.

Westover Drive remains blocked at Woodlawn Avenue and Riverside Drive remains blocked in the 5000 block.

Due to the extent of the storm damage, city officials said they can't estimate the time needed for the power to be restored.

They said to be prepared to be without power into Monday and Tuesday.

Two feeders circuits are without power -- one serves 843 customers in the Westover area and the other serves 710 customers in the Brosville areas.

If you need shelter, call the City of Danville non-emergency line at 434-799-5111.

You are being asked to stay in your home unless you have an emergency due to the risk of being exposed to live wires.

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