Thunderstorm spawns tornado south of Olds
A small tornado touched down west of Didsbury just after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Environment Canada confirmed a tornado hit about 13 km south of Olds.
“Witnesses reported one roof was torn off, numerous trees were thrown around and a barn was damaged,” said Louis Kohanyi, a meteorologist with Environment Canada.
There were also reports of cattle being injured by the tornado, he said.
Didsbury RCMP would only confirm that there had been some “structural damage” done by the tornado.
According to Kevin Heppler, a peace officer with Mountain View County, the tornado touched down around Bergen Road and Range Road 25.
“It didn’t last long and we’re currently assessing the situation,” said Heppler. “We’ve heard trees were down and couple hay sheds, things like that.”