Mansfield suffers damage from reported tornado
Roads reopened Monday evening after a an unconfirmed tornado touched down in the Newton County city early that afternoon.
Around 350 Mansfield households were without power beginning Monday and into Tuesday morning. As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the main power line into Mansfield was repaired. Power was expected to return to residents incrementally throughout the day.
As road and electric crews began recovery efforts, several roads into and within the city of Mansfield were closed.
Among the damaged buildings was Hays Tractor Supply, which had a whole blown into the side and roof of the historic structure. Bricks were spilled out onto Highway 11 and on top of a truck parked on the side of the building. A storage barn next to the building had its aluminum roof blown off and draped onto a power
line across the street.
Other damage in Mansfield included a barn which was completely uplifted from a property a residence that had a tree fall on it and a vacant residence, which was damaged due to winds.
One person was injured with a broken leg due to their vehicle being pushed off the roadway, according to the Newton County Emergency Agency.
Crews worked throughout the night to restore power to the city as more severe storms are expected Wednesday.