NWS confirms EF2 tornado hit Mt. Juliet - WKRN News 2

NWS confirms EF2 tornado hit Mt. Juliet

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. -

The National Weather Service in Nashville has confirmed that an EF2 hit Mt. Juliet early Wednesday morning.

The National Weather Service in Nashville has confirmed that an EF2 hit Mt. Juliet early Wednesday morning.

Forecasters say the tornado touched down around 3:25 a.m. near Glenwood Drive, moved east-northeast through the city and lifted near Cooks Church Road five minutes later.

The tornado was on the ground for 4.6 miles and had a width of 150 yards.

The heaviest damage occurred in the commercial district around Lebanon Road and Mt. Juliet Road where one warehouse and an automotive business were heavily damaged.

Several other businesses in the area received minor to moderate structural damage.

Significant damage to outbuildings, fences and power poles also occurred at the Mt. Juliet ballpark.

Dozens of trees and power lines were blown down and many other homes received minor damage along the storm's path.

No serious injuries were reported.

An EF2 tornado has wind speeds between 111 and 135 miles-per-hour. Forecasters say winds in Wilson County topped at 115 miles-per-hour.

Other damage in the county included an overturned tractor trailer on Hardees Road and downed trees and power lines on Lebanon Road between Nonaville Road and Benders Ferry Road.

The tornado was part of a severe line of storms that moved across Middle Tennessee during the early morning hours Wednesday.

In addition to Mt. Juliet's tornado, the National Weather Service has confirmed at least six other tornadoes in Sumner, Cheatham, Dickson and Hickman counties.

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