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Tornado causes damage in Highland County

Reported tornado strikes Highland County
Reported tornado strikes Highland County
Posted at 7:02 AM, Mar 01, 2017

LEESBURG, Ohio -- A tornado destroyed a barn early Wednesday morning in Highland County.

The damaging storm struck at about 3 a.m. on state Route 771 near Leesburg. No injuries have been reported, according to the Highland County Emergency Management Agency.

The National Weather Service confirmed Thursday that there had been a tornado near Leesburg. Meteorologists were still working Meteorologists were still working on a final assessment of the tornado and damage.

Elsewhere, damage was hit or miss. A few barns' roofs were blown off, trees were snapped in half and the front porch of a house was gone.

Other neighbors just lost a few shingles from their roofs and not much else, though fields and front yards were soaked from heavy rain.

EMA officials planned to spend Wednesday surveying the damage.