WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) _ The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Worcester.
Forecasters said it was the lowest rating on the tornado scale, with winds at about 85 mph in a storm that swept through on Sunday night.
The tornado began at about 8:10 p.m. and ended four minutes later. It brought down trees and damaged cars, but no one was hurt.
The Telegram reports that the tornado downed 10 utility poles and left about 400 electric customers without power.