Tornadoes confirmed Thursday in Smyrna and Gladeville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in both Smyrna and Gladeville on Thursday night.

The tornado that touched town over Smyrna was an EF-1 storm with winds upwards of 95 miles per hour. Its path was approximately 2.2 miles in length and was 100 yards wide. It touched down at 8:11 p.m. 3.5 miles east of Nolensville before lifting around 8:14 p.m. near I-24 and Sam Ridley Parkway.

Surveyors said the Smyrna tornado was brief, touching down between LaVergne and Smyrna and moving northeast through a very residential area off of Rock Springs Road. Dozens of homes in the area sustained minor to moderate roof damage.

The tornado that touched down over Gladeville near the Nashville Superspeedway was an EF-0 storm with winds in excess of 85 miles per hour. Its path was approximately 3.2 miles in length and was 75 yards wide. It touched down at 8:25 p.m. around 4.2 miles south of Gladeville and lifted around 8:28 p.m. about 10.5 miles southwest of Lebanon.

Surveyors said the Gladeville tornado touched down just north of the Nashville Superspeedway and continued northeast lifting just before reaching Highway 231 and the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Mostly downed trees and broken large branches were found. Several outbuildings had some minor roof damage, including a few warehouses.

Earlier Friday afternoon, an EF-2 tornado was confirmed Thursday in Wayne County.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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