Storm That Hit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Included Possible Tornado

February 25, 2016 Updated: February 25, 2016

A storm that may have included a tornado hit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania hard on Wednesday night, damaging dozens of buildings.

The storm passed through quickly but left a mess, damaging 40 to 50 buildings and completely destroying an Amish schoolhouse, officials told ABC27.

The damage zone is mostly along a two-mile stretch of Old Philadelphia Pike, near the Chester County line. 

National Weather Service officials were planning to visit the area on Thursday to try to determine if the storm included a tornado.

The storm started at about 6:30 p.m. and exited the county at about 8 p.m., reported Penn Live

Winds reached as high as 60 miles per hour, and nearly 2,500 households were left without power. 

Craig Evanego, a meteorologist with the service, said they should have a much clearer sense as to whether a tornado caused all the damage, or if straight-line winds tore Lancaster County apart Wednesday night.