Deltaville like a ‘war zone’
A tornado and high winds blew through Middlesex County about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, leaving areas of Deltaville in shambles and destruction in isolated areas of Remlik. "That resulted in two ladies having to be hospitalized, said Culley. "It blew one lady out of the trailer and the structure was totally disintegrated."
posted 04.18.2011Deltaville has curfew
Middlesex Sheriff Guy Abbott has imposed a curfew for Deltaville from 8 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday. Extra law enforcement officers were brought in to assist deputies with security, he said. Personal property was scattered around many homes by the storm.
posted 04.18.2011Route 33 in Deltaville closed
All travel lanes of Route 33 in Middlesex County have been closed from North End Road (Route 631) east so Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews can clear debris from the roadway. Confirmed tornados touched down at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday evening in Gloucester and Middlesex counties causing downed trees and power lines.
posted 04.18.2011Jail inmate found hanged
Lancaster County Sheriff R.D. Crockett has reported the death of Starke Jett, 53, of Reedville, at approximately 2 a.m. April 16 while in custody at the Lancaster County Correctional Center. According to the local medical examiner’s preliminary report, Jett committed suicide by hanging himself.