Passing motorists Charles Jenkins (center) and Tyler Hackworth (center right) work with members of the Lynchburg Fire Department to clear a tree that fell due to heavy winds across the southbound lanes of U.S. 501 in Lynchburg, Va., Thursday, June 13, 2013. (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Parker Michels-Boyce)
Gallery: Storm damage across U.S.
Jun. 13, 2013 @ 05:40 PM
A massive storm system that started in the Upper Midwest and plowed across the country was hitting the Mid-Atlantic Thursday, causing widespread power outages and flash flooding, but still largely failing to live up to its fierce billing.