WASHINGTON — A tornado briefly touched down in Charlottesville, Virginia, and caused some damage to a high school, the National Weather Service confirmed Thursday.
Around 11 a.m., the EF-0 tornado first hit near the intersection of Avon Street Extended and Scottsville Road, according to the weather service. It had estimated maximum wind speeds of 70 mph and a 2-mile path length.
The tornado traveled northeast and uprooted or topped a number of trees, and even toppled a chimney onto the roof of a house on Galaxie Farm Lane, the weather service said. It also caused minor structural damage at Monticello High School.