Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton said the National Weather Service has confirmed the storm which struck the Alpine area late Monday was a tornado.
“They said it was an EF-1 with 90 miles per hour winds,” he said. “The track was five miles long and 300 yards wide.”
He added that Hwy. 9 and all county roads were now open, although a section of Hwy. 9 may be open only to one-lane traffic as MDOT crews continue to remove debris.
Apparently only one structure, unoccupied, was demolished although about 10 were damaged. The only injury reported was concerning a woman who sustained some leg lacerations.
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