Monday, July 9, 2012

Severe winds hit Spotsylvania, collapse two buildings

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (WTVR) Severe wind gusts impacted Spotsylvania Sunday. The winds were so strong, some people thought it was a tornado (but that has not been confirmed by the National Weather Service).

The Free-Lance Star reported that Spotsylvania fire and rescue authorities said “what appeared to be a tornado touched down off Lafayette Boulevard in Spotsylvania County this afternoon, collapsing two buildings …”

Asst. Chief Mark Kuechler with the Spotsylvania Fire Department told CBS 6 that the most significant damage was on Lafayette Boulevard and Route 1. Kuechler said that about 5 p.m. the storm front came through and hit a two city block area. Read More