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BREAKING WEATHER ALERT: National Weather Service Confirms Springfield Tornado

Springfield Township (Union)

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado made a touchdown in Springfield, NJ earlier this afternoon.

Heavy winds damaged trees and toppled over outdoor furniture.

Weather officials say the tornado, listed as an Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF) 0 touched down in Springfield at approximately  2:45 p.m. 

Wind speeds were estimated at around 70 mph according to officials.

The funnel cloud picked up debris on Route 22 and threw it across the highway according to eyewitnesses.

There were no injuries reported.