Tornado damages three barns, power lines at Charles Town race track

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — No one was injured when a small tornado ripped the roof off a barn and caused other damage at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Wednesday.

The National Weather services reports the tornado touched down at about 8:15 last night at the entrance to the Jefferson Crossing Shopping Center on Flowing Springs Road, damaging a sign.

Seven stalls were left exposed when a section of roof was torn off and thrown into nearby power lines.

A telephone pole also snapped in half.

The tornado was classified as an EF-0, which is capable of having wind speeds of 65 to 85 mph.





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