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      NWS confirms tornado in Orangeburg County

      BOWMAN, S.C.- The National Weather Service has confirmed a storm that struck in Orangeburg County was a tornado.

      The storm had prompted a tornado warning in Orangeburg and Dorchester counties Tuesday afternoon.

      The Highway Patrol says the storm knocked a tree down on Interstate 26 east near the I-95 interchange, blocking that side of the road around 3:45 p.m. The road reopened a few hours later.

      Emergency officials say strong winds from the storm also knocked down dozens of other trees in Orangeburg County. A large chicken coop was damaged on a farm near Bowman.

      No injuries were reported.