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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tornado in Springfield, Mass. looks like a scene from X-Men

Tornado On Connecticut River downtown Springfield Massachusetts 

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On 06/01/2011 early evening a Tornado formed and was a frightening sight, no deaths have been reported. Reports are coming in of widespread damage in Springfield, MA, after a tornado touched down. The heavy damage is concentrated in the Downtown and South End areas of Springfield. An aide to the mayor says the National Guard has been called in to help with emergency response. Firefighters are trying to track down residents to ensure their safety. Traffic in the area is snarled due to downed trees on major routes. Route 5 is actually closed in places due to downed trees. There is a report of an overturned tractor-trailer on the Memorial Bridge, backing up traffic.

Drivers are being asked to stay off roadways to keep them clear for police and fire. Check with for more information on this developing story.