Trees down, roads closed in Mansfield after possible tornado - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Trees down, roads closed in Mansfield after possible tornado

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Heisman favorites are all chalk in 2014

    Heisman favorites are all chalk in 2014

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:10:52 GMT
    The Heisman Trophy has gone to a virtual unknown for the last few years - this list could prove that trend falls apart in 2014. More >>
    The Heisman Trophy has gone to a virtual unknown for the last few years - this list could prove that trend falls apart in 2014. More >>
  • Suspect leads police on chase in stolen car

    Suspect leads police on chase in stolen car

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:46:07 GMT
    Police in east Alabama are searching for a suspect caught on camera stealing a car on August 8. The suspect also led police on a chase that started at the Circle K gas station on 2nd Avenue in Opelika.More >>
    Police in east Alabama are searching for a suspect caught on camera stealing a car on August 8. The suspect also led police on a chase that started at the Circle K gas station on 2nd Avenue in Opelika. More >>
  • Mayor to host Stop the Violence rally this Sunday

    Mayor to host Stop the Violence rally this Sunday

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:25:10 GMT
    Columbus is now at 19 homicides for the year, according to the Muscogee County Coroner's Office. In the aftermath of a violent week, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson will be leading "Stop the Violence Memorial ServMore >>
    Columbus is now at 19 homicides for the year, according to the Muscogee County Coroner's Office. In the aftermath of a violent week, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson will be leading "Stop the Violence Memorial Service" this Sunday, Aug. 31.More >>
MANSFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Residents in Mansfield will start to clear massive damage left in the wake of severe storms late Wednesday afternoon, and members of the National Weather Service will be in the area to tour the damage to see if a tornado did indeed touch down.

Massive trees are splintered and have been snapped like toothpicks, covering roads, driveways and landing on homes.

"It's going to be a while before we get power because lines are snapped right off the pole," witness Jeanette Loehr said.

In Mansfield, the storm tossed trees onto the road with enough force to damage the metal guardrails. A neighbor in Storrs caught the funnel cloud on camera, with black ominous clouds swirling around.

Wendy Halle said that as she was recording it, winds were whipping around her, but the trees were eerily still.

"It was calm," she said. "It was calm right here. The clouds were forming and swirling."

She said after recording the storm, she got into her basement to take cover, but no damage was reported at her home.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.