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Earliest-ever tornado hits


MOUNT FOREST, Ont.—Environment Canada says the first Canadian tornado of 2016 touched down earlier this week in southwestern Ontario.

The twister snapped trees and left damaged barns and grain bins in its wake near Mount Forest, Ont.—a trail of destruction that earned it tornado status, Environment Canada said.

The national weather agency said the tornado’s path Wednesday was more than 3.5 km long and 200 metres wide.

It’s the earliest tornado ever recorded in Ontario, Environment Canada noted.

It said the tornado’s winds were estimated at 170 km/h.

No injuries were reported.

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