(07/29/2014)
Most WV areas dodged severe weather over the weekend, but there are exceptions, with several thousand people in West Virginia without power Monday.

The intense weather hit the Route 50 area between Parkersburg and Clarksburg.

A tornado was reported at North Bend State Park.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Ritchie and Pleasants counties.

Meteorologists said Monday the preliminary results of their findings indicate it was an EF-1 tornado meaning maximum wind speeds between 86 and 110 mph, traveled four miles from Pleasants County to Ritchie County and at its widest was 200 yards wide.

Earlier this month, the NWS confirmed EF-1 tornadoes from the July 7 storms, with one in Marion and Monongalia Counties and the other in Taylor County.

In New Martinsville, trees were uprooted, a roof was torn off a business and a mobile home flipped on its side with husband and wife inside, both not seriously injured.

About 4,000 WV electric customers without power early Monday.


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