Tornado touches down in Western Manitoba

Footage captured Friday night shows a tornado touching down in Western Manitoba.

It happened near the Virden area at around 8 p.m., according to several people who were tracking it.

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Environment Canada had issued a thunderstorm warning for the area earlier in the evening.

There is no word on any injuries or damage at this point but STARS has been called to the area.

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Manitoba Hydro is also reporting damage and a few hundred power outages in the area.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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