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      NWS confirms tornado in eastern Conn.

      The National Weather Service says a tornado did strike in eastern Connecticut on Wednesday.

      The weather service said an EF-1 tornado was confirmed near Andover, Coventry and Mansfield in Tolland County.

      A survey team found an 11-mile broken damage path from Andover to Mansfield.{} The tornado touched down at about 5:20 p.m. in Andover and lifted in Mansfield about a half-hour later.{} Maximum wind speeds were estimated at about 90 mph.

      No injuries were reported, but trees were uprooted and snapped off. The only structural damage noted was to a sheet-metal shed.

      Local TV stations showed photos and videos taken by people in Mansfield of what looked like a tornado moving through the southern part of town.

      Weather Service officials were in Connecticut last week and confirmed that three small, brief tornadoes touched down July 1 in Greenwich, Stamford, Enfield and Windsor Locks.