National Weather Service: Multiple tornadoes struck Middle Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (UPDATE 8 p.m.) The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornado touchdowns in middle Tennessee during overnight storms on Thursday.

According to the NWS, an EF-0 touched down in Marshall County on Thursday night. It touched down a half mile south of Belfast and traveled east to the Marshall/Bedford County line. Winds hit speeds of 80 mph.

Investigators also confirmed an EF-1 tornado which tracked across a portion of Moore and Franklin counties in Tennessee.

The NWS said Lewisburg was hit with widespread straight line winds reaching speeds of 75-80 mph. A concentrated portion of Lewisburg saw damage from winds between 90-95 mph.

Bedford County also sustained significant damage from straight line winds overnight. The NWS reported maximum wind speeds between 90-95 mph with significant damage to the Shelbyville airport.

Storms left Highway 231 in Bedford County temporarily closed Friday morning due to downed AT&T poles.

by Adrian Mojica and Katie Grunik
Friday, March 10th 2017

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