CRPD: "Possible Tornado" hits NW Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Officials in Cedar Rapids said that a possible tornado caused damage on the northwest side of the city Monday night.

Cedar Rapids storm damage on September 3, 2018. (courtesy photo)

The storm moved through just after 9 p.m. Witnesses said they heard strong winds as the storm moved in.

Linn County Emergency Management officials said that there are several homes with damage near Jackson School. Damage has also been reported in Cedar Hills, along O Avenue NW from Edgewood Road to Hillside Drive.

Damage was also reported in the area of Gordon Ave at West Post Road to areas near E Avenue and Wiley Boulevard.

No injuries have been reported.

Officials are asking people to avoid traveling in storm-affected areas of northwest Cedar Rapids this morning.

Meteorologist Joe Winter said that no warnings were in effect when the storms moved through Cedar Rapids just after 9 p.m. The National Weather Service is sending a storm survey crew to Cedar Rapids on Tuesday to evaluate the damage to determine if the damage was caused by straight-line winds or a tornado.

Nearly 2,000 Alliant Energy customers lost power as a result of the storm. As of early Tuesday morning, service has been restored to most customers.