NWS confirms tornado touched down in Ivor

Ivor, near Nottoway Elementary School. (Photo courtesy Jon Smith)

SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Ivor on Friday evening.

The National Weather Service said in a tweet that the preliminary rating was a EF-O. The tornado was on ground between 7:55 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. and traveled 4.5 miles. Winds in the twister were between 60 to 70 mph.

A warning was issued for Southampton, Surry, Isle of Wight and James City counties but were later cancelled.

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NWS also said dispatchers reported a waterspout sighting over the James River, just east of Scotland and heading toward James City County. The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry briefly canceled service, but is now back up and running.

Dispatchers in Surry, Isle of Wight and James City counties tell 10 On Your Side that they have not received any damage reports at this time.

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