Tornado Confirmed in Marion County

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down in Marion County in central Kentucky as rough weather plowed through the state early Wednesday.

Strong winds damaged some buildings, knocked down trees and blew a tractor-trailer off Interstate 24, but few injuries were reported ahead of a cold front moving through Kentucky.

The storms set off tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings along the leading edge and followed with rain and stiff winds. The Marion County twister resulted in a trailer being blown off its foundation and two people being injured.

The weather service planned to survey a dozen locations across central Kentucky on Wednesday and Thursday for evidence of possible tornadoes.

Weather service forecaster Ryan Sharp said wind speeds exceeded 60 mph in some areas, including one gust around 67 mph.

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