Pamplin post office damaged

A large tree fell on the Pamplin post office during a storm tonight, causing structural damage and a wire to hang over the road. Emergency crews blocked Church Street and taped off the area.

The Town of Pamplin City was hit with a storm tonight shortly before 9 p.m. that caused multiple trees and power lines to go down.

Most notably, a large tree fell on the post office, causing structural damage and a wire to hang over the road. Emergency crews blocked Church Street and taped off the area.

A short distance down Church Street, a tree limb and power line also were down, as well as part of a tree down at Beale Memorial Presbyterian Church.

On Main Street, another tree fell as well as a power line, causing yet another live wire hazard and prompting the closure of the road.

Other roads that were blocked due to fallen trees were Lukin Road near the Piney Ridge Road intersection as well as Little Cub Road near Piney Ridge Road. 

The Pamplin Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department were among crews at the sites to clear the roads.

More information and additional photos will be in next Wednesday's Times Virginian newspaper.