In Windsor, Tornado Damages Tobacco Fields

A tornado that tore through north central Connecticut on Monday damaged tobacco fields in Windsor, including ripping up netting and throwing it on top of houses, power lines and highways.

Netting ripped from the O.J. Thrall Inc. tobacco fields was carried for up to two miles. But despite the heavy rain and wind speeds of more than 80 mph during the five-minute storm, the only injuries reported were a truck driver who saw his tractor-trailer overturn in a Walmart parking lot in East Windsor.

“The nets were flying like leaves,” said Diane Smith, who spotted the nets flying and dropping onto her property in Windsor Locks. The air turned a greenish-brown color as the storm moved through, she said. “The air – you couldn’t see through it.”

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