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UPDATED: Extensive Storm Damage Reported Near Grantsville

April 8th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

We're receiving reports that the severe thunderstorms that rolled through our area early Wednesday did extensive damage to Spruce Forest Artisan Village near Grantsville.

National Weather Service in Pittsburgh will likely send a damage analysis team to determine if the storm included any tornadic activity.

Through it's Facebook page, Spruce Forest says that no one was injured as a result of the storm.  The area has been marked with yellow caution tape to keep sightseers away.  Eyewitnesses report that most of the damage was to trees, and that structural damage was kept to a minimum.

In surveying damage from the storm, NWS has already said there was a tornado near Tarentum, Pennsylvania.

NWS PIttsburgh took storm reports in the region:

 

0232 AM     TSTM WND DMG     1 ESE GRANTSVILLE       39.69N  79.14W
04/08/2020                   GARRETT            MD   911 CALL CENTER

            NUMEROUS TREES DOWN IN AND NEAR GRANTSVILLE, INCLUDING
            NEAR THE PENN ALPS RESTAURANT

0300 AM     HAIL             2 E RICH VALLEY         39.68N  81.56W
04/08/2020  E0.75 INCH       NOBLE              OH   PUBLIC

0300 AM     TSTM WND GST     5 E CANAAN HEIGHTS      39.11N  79.35W
04/08/2020  M51 MPH          TUCKER             WV   MESOWEST

0303 AM     TSTM WND DMG     2 N MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK  39.43N  79.38W
04/08/2020                   GARRETT            MD   SOCIAL MEDIA

            PART OF HIGHWAY 219 WAS CLOSED DUE TO DOWNED POWER
            LINES AND TREES. TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR.

0334 AM     HAIL             2 E CHEAT LAKE          39.67N  79.82W
04/08/2020  E0.88 INCH       MONONGALIA         WV   TRAINED SPOTTER

 

 

 

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