Tornado Strikes Western Mass. Towns

BOSTON (CBS) — The National Weather Service said that an EF-1 tornado caused damage near the town of Conway in western Massachusetts Saturday night. There was a report of one person injured due to the storm.

Conway is located in Franklin County. The tornado was also reported to have touched down in Goshen, Massachusetts, located in Hampshire County.

One of the structures damaged by Saturday's tornado. (Photo credit: Eversource)

One of the structures damaged by Saturday’s tornado. (Photo credit: Eversource)

The twister struck between 7 and 8 p.m., according to the weather service.

A tornado damaged the roof of a church in Conway, Mass. (Photo credit: Eversource)

A tornado damaged the roof of a church in Conway, Mass. (Photo credit: Eversource)

An EF-1 tornado can pack winds of at least 86 and up to 110 miles per hour.

Several structures suffered damage, due to the storm.

This is the earliest tornado to ever hit Massachusetts. The prior earliest twister to hit the Bay State was March 1, 1966.

 

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