The National Weather Service to determine if tornado hit town

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The National Weather Service investigators will try to determine if a tornado hit two northeastern Pennsylvania counties.

They will head to Wilkes-Barre and to a region in the neighborhood of Bradford County on Thursday to assess the damage.

A powerful storm struck a shopping plaza in Wilkes-Barre late Wednesday night, while the area was under a tornado warning. Township police wrote on their Facebook page that there were reports of several collapsed buildings.”

Photos posted on social media show shattered shops and major damage to businesses. Emergency personnel had shut down streets and cordoned off the area as a result of damage to a large propane tank.

Photos of the damage in the neighborhood of Granville Township in Bradford County shows collapsed houses and damage to local businesses.

Emergency officials say there were six minor injuries reported in Wilkes-Barre.

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