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NWS: 3 tornadoes touched down Saturday in Middle TN

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The storm caused damage in Gladeville Saturday evening. (Source: Brittany Dant) The storm caused damage in Gladeville Saturday evening. (Source: Brittany Dant)
Damage on Gary Road in Joelton, TN Damage on Gary Road in Joelton, TN
Roofing torn away during the storm in Joelton, TN Roofing torn away during the storm in Joelton, TN
Damaged facade of The Glade Church Damaged facade of The Glade Church
A collapsed steeple at The Glade Church A collapsed steeple at The Glade Church
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least three tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee Saturday evening.

Officials confirmed an EF-1 tornado struck in Joelton in Davidson County and near Gladeville in Rutherford and  Wilson counties, and an EF-0 tornado struck in Hartsville.

In the EF-1 tornadoes, wind speed reached at least 100 mph.

The first area hit by a tornado was Joelton. The severe weather tore the roofs off homes and uprooted trees, causing some of them to crash into houses.

The second location to see a tornado was Gladeville in southern Wilson County. High winds knocked over the steeple of The Glade Church on Stewarts Ferry Pike. It then penetrated the ceiling of the church.

The congregation did not have service on Sunday due to the damage. Other places in southern Wilson County impacted by the storm included homes, yards, and a baseball field.

The storm began in Davidson County, cross Percy Priest Lake before entering into northwest Rutherford County where emergency crews were called to Couchville Pike in the area of Corinth Road due to storm damage. Some buildings were damaged by fallen trees, and utility crews had to work most of the evening to remove debris from the roads. 

The tornado in Trousdale County appeared to have touched down just east of Highway 231 near Bass Road, then traveled east-northeast for about seven miles. The width was 125 yards. The National Weather Service said the past was about 1.5 miles north of the city of Hartsville.

While these were the only areas to see tornadoes, the rest of Middle Tennessee was not immune to the impacts of the storm.

Residents in Cheatham County were asked to avoid Highway 12 North and Old Clarksville Pike due to downed trees.

Meanwhile, thousands of Nashville Electric customers were in the dark due to the storm. NES crews worked through the night to get power restored. 

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