Tornado touches down in Sangamon County

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SANGAMON COUNTY - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Sangamon County last night.

NWS officials say the tornado first touched down just south of Interstate 72 near Curran, eventually heading northeast, crossing Interstate 72.  Officials also say it is believed that the tornado was on the ground for at least three miles.

Homes on West Iles Avenue were damaged by the tornado, with at least one home being destroyed.  The intensity of the tornado has not yet been confirmed, but it is believed to be at least an EF1 tornado.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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