NWS confirms EF-0 tornado touched down in Harrison County

NWS confirms EF-0 tornado touched down in Harrison County

EAST TEXAS, Texas (KLTV) - The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in Harrison County during Wednesday morning’s storms.

A NWS team was sent to Harrison County in order to survey possible tornado damage.

According to Charlie Woodrum with NWS Shreveport, a high-end EF-0 tornado, with winds at about 85 mph, touched down about three miles south of the city of Harleton along FM 450 before briefly crossing 450. The tornado was on the ground for a quarter mile and was 70 yards wide.

The NWS survey crew also found straight-line wind damage along Highway 154, between Marshall and Nesbitt. The damage indicates the area was hit with 90 mph straight-line winds.

Downed trees and other damages have been reported throughout Harrison County. On Highway 154 in the Nesbitt area, no one was injured when a tree fell on top of a mobile home.

In Gregg County, crews are still contending with downed trees on George Richey Road between White Oak and Pine Tree Road and Country Club Road.

In Smith County, a tree is down across US-271 north of Farm-to-Market Road 16, and crews are also working to clear a wreck at this location.Trees are reported down on FM 850 at CR 2258, CR 482 at CR 444, and CR 313 near FM 14.

Power lines down on Jan Avenue at DeCharles in Tyler.

WEBXTRA: Early morning storms damage trees, homes in Harrison County

Hundreds of power outages being reported in East Texas this morning, so expect numerous intersections to be without working traffic lights. Travel with caution and treat those as four way stops.

Harrison County Storm Damage Midday Live Blake

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