'Localized downburst' causes major damage at Fauquier County airport, officials say

Officials at a Fauquier County airport are cleaning up after severe weather caused major damage to a hangar and a plane.

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Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Director Dave Darrah told FOX 5 that what he believed was a possible tornado occurred Wednesday about 5:45 p.m.


Darrah said a 200-foot section of roof from a hanger was ripped off and thrown into another group of hangers and a taxiway. No injuries were reported, but one airplane was damaged.

According to the National Weather Service, the severe weather that caused the damage was a "localized downburst."

Strong storms are expected to move across the D.C. region Thursday bringing the threat of hail, gusty winds and possible flooding.