Jun 18, 2013 10:52 AM by Adam Atchison

Tornado causes minor damage in La Junta

LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) - Another day of severe weather is expected after a tornado caused minor damage when it touched down briefly in La Junta on the Colorado eastern plains.

National Weather Service spokeswoman Nezette Rydell said the tornado knocked down power poles in an industrial park near La Junta on Monday, but no injuries have been reported. More storms are expected on Tuesday.

La Junta Fire Chief Aaron Eveatt said high winds raked the city on Monday, knocking down power poles in town and forcing the closure of a U.S. Highway 50, a main highway.

"The damage in town was due to heavy winds," he said.

He said an oil company had its canopy ripped off, and a co-op storage tower also suffered damage.


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