HILLSVILLE — High winds caused damage to around nine homes, two with significant damage, in an area around the Coon Ridge Road-U.S. 52 intersection early Friday morning.
Hillsville Fire Department, Carroll Fire Rescue, Carroll Sheriff's Department and Virginia State Police members responded to the scene after wind gusts damaged several roofs and porches on the homes over about a quarter mile area at 3 a.m., according to Trooper Chuck Campbell. The same winds damaged some outbuildings and caused a tree to fall across U.S. 52 near Hanging Tree Road.
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