Storm causes significant grain elevator damage in Irvington

A severe thunderstorm blew through the area Friday morning and caused considerable damage to the Irvington grain elevator.

According to the Washington County EMA, the storm occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m., damaging the grain leg to fall across the CN Railroad. The railroad was shut down, and many power lines were not in use in order for emergency personnel to remove the debris.

Other storm damage in Irvington included a large shed located west of the village on State Route 177. The highway and the area around Sweetgum Road were closed for cleanup.

The National Weather Service has been contacted to see if the storm produced either straight-line winds or a weak tornado.

The Standard will update this post as more information becomes available.

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