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National Weather Service confirms tornado hit south of Hermitage Sunday, no injuries reported


HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania — Weather officials say a tornado that struck western Pennsylvania over the weekend was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 80 mph.

Meteorologist John Darnley of the National Weather Service office in Pittsburgh says the twister touched down at about 4 p.m. Sunday just south of Hermitage in Mercer County.

Forecasters said it went a little more than a mile, snapping trees and branches. It also tore off part of a gas station canopy and stripped the shingles from much of the roof of one home.

The tornado occurred 30 years to the day after a deadly twister tore through the region, killing dozens and injuring hundreds in the northeastern United States and Canada.

Flooding from the weekend storm closed roads in Jamestown, Greenville and Sugar Grove. No injuries were reported.

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