January tornado touches down near Williamsburg, Iowa, blows vehicles off I-80

A winter tornado touched down around 2:01 p.m. in Iowa County near Williamsburg Monday, part of a storm front that blew a truck and passenger vehicle off Interstate 80,

according to the National Weather Service and Iowa County Sheriff's Office. While there were no

injuries reported, a semi-tractor trailer truck and a passenger vehicle were blown off the roadway near rural Williamsburg, the sheriff's office said in a release. There were also

reports of power lines down, though few electrical customers were affected by the damage, the office said. The tornado continued across I-80 to the northeast,

then headed toward the South Amana area before going back into the sky, the sheriff's office said. In the lead-up to the 2020 election, all eyes are on Iowa. Get updates of

all things Iowa politics delivered to your inbox. A more complete survey will be available Tuesday, according to the National Weather service.

No warning or watch will be issued for Polk County or the Des Moines metro area. This story will be updated.

Noelle Alviz-Gransee is a breaking news reporter at the Des Moines Register. Follow her on Twitter at @NoelleHannika or email her at NAlvizGransee@registermedia.com.

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