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Tornado rolls through Scotia, National Weather Service says

Paul Shave, partner at Empire Self Storage, checks

Paul Shave, partner at Empire Self Storage, checks his arm in front of his garage after a storm in the village of Scotia, N.Y., Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/The Daily Gazette via AP) TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY AND AMSTERDAM OUT Photo Credit: AP / Patrick Dodson

SCOTIA, N.Y. - The National Weather Service says an upstate New York village outside of Albany was hit by a brief tornado.

Officials say the EF0 tornado hit parts of Scotia in Schenectady County Tuesday afternoon. The 25-yard wide tornado had winds up to 80 mph and was on the ground for about a quarter-mile.

Residents and crews spent the rest of the day cleaning up from aftermath of the strong winds. The storm ripped the roof off of a storage facility and toppled several trees. Three people in a shed that was knocked over suffered scrapes and bruises.

Several hundred people lost power for a few hours after the tornado passed through.

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