At Least 5 Dead As Tornado Strikes Downtown Nashville Overnight ‘Extensive Damage’

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NASHVILLE, TN. (THECOUNT) — An overnight tornado has struck downtown Nashville killing at least five people and causing widespread damage overnight.

The tornado ripped through downtown Nashville taking the same path of the twister that devastated East Nashville in 1998.

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Some of the hardest-hit areas in the storm include Centennial Boulevard and Briley Parkway in West Nashville, where there were reports of heavy damage to planes at John C. Tune Airport. Several hangars have been destroyed and power lines are down. The public is advised to say away from John C. Tune until further notice, reports MyFox8.

Overturned tractor-trailers littered the interstates on Interstate 24 near Antioch and Interstate 40 near Mt. Juliet.

Metro Nashville Public Schools are closed Tuesday.

The extent of the damais still being assessed as of Tuesday morning.

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Geo quick facts: Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, as is the District, featuring honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer’s life – wikipedia.

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