Damaging winds closes Cedar Point amusement park

Staff Writer

    The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down in eastern Indiana when a weekend storm passed over the area.
    The weather service’s Wilmington, Ohio, office said Sunday that a tornado with wind speeds of up to 85 mph cut a 1 1/4 mile path Saturday near Richmond, Indiana. No one was injured by the EF0 tornado, which is the weakest tornado designation the weather service assigns.
    Thunderstorms in parts of Ohio have brought powerful winds that have caused some reported damage.
    Many counties in northeast Ohio were under a severe thunderstorm watch or warning Sunday as a front moved through the state.
    A spokesman for Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky says traffic there was diverted after a nearby roadway was closed as a result of downed power lines and debris from the storm. The spokesman says Cedar Point will be closed Monday as utility crews work to repair the downed power lines. The park plans to reopen Tuesday.
    The Sandusky Register reports the storm also downed trees and power lines in the city’s downtown area.