National Weather Service confirms tornado near Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Weather Service is confirming that a tornado with winds of 111 to 135 miles per hour tore through a suburb near Philadelphia.

Meteorologist Jason Franklin of the National Weather Service says it’s been confirmed that a tornado moved through Glen Mills in Delaware County late Thursday.

Local officials say that at least two dozen nearby homes were damaged and one person was injured.

Franklin says investigators are still evaluating whether tornadoes touched down elsewhere in Pennsylvania.

Tens of thousands of customers were experiencing power outages around the state.

In western Pennsylvania, officials say high winds Friday morning caused a car fire to spread to other vehicles in a hotel parking lot in Harmar Township, leaving six cars damaged.