Tornado touches down in Madison County

Madison County authorities were investigating reports of a tornado touchdown Thursday afternoon as storms rolled across the eastern part of the state.

Just before 4 p.m. Thursday, the Madison County Emergency Management Agency posted on its Twitter profile that a tornado had been spotted by police near County Road 236 and County Road 300 N.

Trees and power lines were reported down in the Anderson area.

Madison County authorities were also warning about hazards from standing water on roads and possible power outages.

A severe thunderstorm warning remained in effect for northern Clinton and southwestern Carroll Counties until 4:30 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, storms in the area could produce quarter-sized hail and torrential rainfall.

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