Scenes of a 'war zone' as possible tornado rips south of us

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Township police wrote on their Facebook page that there were reports of "multiple collapsed buildings".

A tornado warning was issued late Wednesday night for Wilkes-Barre, Kingston and Plymouth.

Authorities said six people sustained minor injuries when the storms rolled through.

A Panera Bread restaurant in the Arena Hub shopping area in Wilkes-Barre Township.

"My manager had us secure the doors", he said.

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Investigators from the National Weather Service will conduct surveys in Pennsylvania on Thursday to determine if any tornadoes touched down after a series of strong storms left a path of destruction across the region. "Nearly everyone's cars in the parking lot were destroyed", the 18-year-old said. Joy Frie told The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice that staff and patrons huddled in the kitchen of the bar where she bartends until they could escape to another business.

Police said Thursday that Mundy Street is without power; according to reports, the road will be closed throughout the day.

Vehicles damaged from a powerful storm are seen outside a U-Haul in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa., Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

The tornado touched down about 10 p.m. near Mundy Street and Highland Park Boulevard by the Wyoming Valley Mall, and traveled southeast toward I-81 before dissipating, the weather service said.

PPL Electric Utilities crews were also on scene removing debris from power lines and working on downed lines. As of late Thursday afternoon, the utility reported it still had 85 customers affected in the area, with no estimated fix time.

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