Tornado may have caused 7km of bush damage
House also affected by severe northern Ontario weather system, Environment Canada reports
Environment Canada is confirming a weather system caused damage to a home north of Massey Thursday night.
The agency’s warning preparedness meteorologist said he's spoken with the fire chief in Massey and would look at photos to assess the damage.
Peter Kimbell said he's not sure what system went through the area — but noted it could be a microburst or a tornado.
"[It’s] a 100 metre-wide swath of damage for about 7 km … through the bush … about 3.5 km north of Massey," he said. "[There’s] mostly tree damage, but apparently one house was affected with reportedly some shingle damage."
Kimbell said he's waiting for more information to determine whether or not Environment Canada will send someone to Massey.
Meanwhile, weather conditions remain volatile throughout northeastern Ontario.
Environment Canada issued tornado warnings Friday morning for West Nipissing, French River, Bayfield Inlet and Dunchurch, but were cancelled soon afterwards.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for North Bay, Powassan, Mattawa, as a line of strong-to-severe storms moved through these districts.