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Residents believe a tornado touched down near Kinmount

UPDATE: Highway 121 in Kinmount is closed between Bobcaygeon Road and County Road 503 for removal of downed trees and clean up.

KAWARTHA LAKES-Serena Crego-Kelly says she couldn’t even see out the window.

“it was very scary, very windy, trees are down and my neighbours trampoline is wrecked, it flew into the house next door.” Kelly told Kawartha 411 News.

Village of Kinmount
Courtesy Richard Bradley


Phebee Crego

It happened at approximately 5pm on Monck Road. The area was under a Tornado Watch issued by Environment Canada at the time. Trees are down, items thrown hundreds of yards and trees split in half.

No one was injured. Police have been called as there are trees over the road. Kelly says they will also call investigators at Environment Canada to confirm if it was indeed a tornado.

Hydro crews are the the scene cleaning up debris and removing trees from the roadway.

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