National Weather Service Confirms Tornadoes, Recovery Underway

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If they determine the damage was done by a tornado, they will also determine the estimated wind speed and EF rating of the tornado.

Greensboro City Manager Jim Westmoreland on Sunday said he expects clean up to continue through Tuesday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Meade says freezing rain has left up to a quarter-inch (6 millimeters) of ice south of Grand Rapids.

"We're still going to be well below normal for this time of year", she said. The damage forced officials to cancel classes at all schools in Guilford County.

By early Monday afternoon, more than 4,000 electric customers were still without service.

Power outages were reported in Woonsocket and Scotland, but Northwestern Energy restored customers' power by Saturday. Temperatures will still be well below average, in the lower 40s north, to upper 40s across the south.

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The tornadoes and storms caused significant damage on Greensboro's east side and in pockets of northeast Rockingham County.

Damage was limited to uprooted and snapped trees.

Rockingham County Emergency Services Director Rodney Cates said his main message to county residents is to stay away from the affected areas.

Cates said sightseeing is not an option.

The State Patrol also reported 911 vehicles spun out or off the road, and 17 jackknifed semis.

Around the area, 22 inches of snow was reported in victor as of 3 p.m. Sunday, with 15.6 inches reported in Huron, 14.1 inches in Burke, along with 16.5 inches in Kennebec, according to the NWS. There was minor structural damage to more than a dozen homes in the subdivision.

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