MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (CBS/AP) — A tornado with an estimated wind speed of 110 mph (180 kmh) touched down in Vermont on Friday afternoon, injuring at least two people.
A statement from the National Weather Service in Burlington, Vermont, says the tornado threw a barrel into a house — shattering a window — uprooted trees, removed roofs from farm buildings, “forcibly removed an attached garage from a house” — causing the garage’s collapse — and flipped a car near Middlebury.READ MORE: Massachusetts' 3 Casinos Have Encouraging Month In March
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— NWS Burlington (@NWSBurlington) March 27, 2021
It traveled about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) before dissipating. The tornado registered at the upper end of the EF1 scale, which is considered weak.
Two people were injured, including a child.
The tornado came as high winds rocked New England.
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