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A tornado touched down Wednesday evening north of Laramie.

A tornado touched down north of Laramie on Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service reported.

Photos posted by the weather service’s Cheyenne office showed a tornado moving over the prairie north of town.

Residents were advised to immediately take shelter.

There was no immediate word on damage or injuries.

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Photographs of the tornado began appearing on social media at about 5:45 p.m. The weather service said the twister was still on the ground at 6:29 p.m. near Baldy Peak, 12 miles northeast of town. It was moving east at 15 mph.

A tornado warning was in effect for Albany County until 7 p.m.

There was severe weather across Wyoming on Wednesday evening. A thunderstorm warning was in effect for Hot Springs and Washakie counties and tornadoes were possible, according to the weather service’s Riverton office.

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