Tornado confirmed in Tuesday’s storm in Worcester County

The damage path was 1/2 mile long and 75 yards wide.

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (WWLP) – The National Weather Service in Taunton has confirmed there was a tornado Tuesday in the Worcester County town of Westminster.

The tornado touched down at 7:24pm off of West Princeton Road, near Wachusett Mountain. It was only on the ground for about two minutes, damaging around a dozen trees and shearing off several tree tops. The damage path stretched about a half-mile, and was 75 yards wide.

Radar of the area showed evidence of rotation, and there were also eyewitness accounts of the tornado. The NWS estimates winds reached 75 mph, which would classify this tornado as an EF-0; the weakest type of twister.

There were no reports of any injuries.

The tornado was the second in Massachusetts from Tuesday’s storms. The NWS confirmed that an EF-0 tornado took down trees on the town common in Wrentham.

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