UPTON (CBS) – A National Weather Service team says two tornadoes caused storm damage in Worcester County early Thursday morning.
No injuries have been reported following the storm, which brought down several trees and some power lines.
Upton Main Street resident Kyle Griffin was inside his home when the storm began. He said he heard the rocking chairs on his porch being blown around, then a much more frightening sound.
“I looked out and heard glass shatter because we had a little skylight on the porch. Then I couldn’t find my roof,” Griffin said.
Several residents described the storm as sounding like a freight train.
According to the National Weather Service, the first tornado was tracked from Douglas to Uxbridge to Northbridge with a length of 4.4 miles. The second tornado was tracked in Upton with a length of one mile.
Griffin’s porch roof was ripped off, blowing onto another part of the home and falling partially onto the ground. Police told Griffin and his family to leave the home, which was determined to be unsafe.
Power is out in several parts of town. Route 140 was closed while National Grid worked to repair damage, but has since reopened.
In nearby Douglas, firefighters are also assessing damage on Maple Street toward Uxbridge.