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EF1 tornado confirmed in Lee County by National Weather Service

LEE COUNTY, Va. — Another tornado in the Tri-Cities region during Tuesday's severe storms has been confirmed by the National Weather Service (NWS).


The EF1 tornado touched down in eastern Lee County, about 5.4 miles southeast of Pennington Gap along US Highway 58 (Wilderness Road), according to the NWS report.

According to the NWS, the damage path began near the intersection of Highway 58 and the west end of Old Ridge Road, where trees were uprooted. The path then crossed a ridge and ended near the east end of Old Ridge Road.


The tornado was on the ground for 1.19 miles and was 50 yards wide, according to the NWS. Peak winds for the tornado were estimated to be 100 mph.

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