Thursday, June 2, 2011

Large tornado slams south-central Massachusetts, major damage in Springfield

A tornado with no visible condensation funnel ...Image via Wikipedia
A large tornado has tracked across south-central Massachusetts this afternoon, as a major supercell developed in Springfield and tracked east across the state. Major structural damage has been reported in Springfield, with parts of the city described as looking like a war zone. Other reported damage included overturned cars, gas leaks, large trees toppled, and downed power lines.
As of right now, there are no reports of injuries or fatalities, but new information continues to come in.
A funnel cloud was spotted in Westfield with a possible touchdown there as well. After slamming Springfield, the tornado continued to track east and strengthened. Massachusetts State Police reported a confirmed tornado on the ground in Sturbridge on Interstate 84, with numerous cars overturned on the highway.
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