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Low-level tornado comes down briefly in Worcester

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down briefly in Worcester.

Forecasters said it was the lowest rating on the tornado scale, with winds at about 85 mph in a storm that swept through on Sunday night.

The tornado began at about 8:10 p.m. and ended four minutes later. It brought down trees and damaged cars, but no one was hurt.

The Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/1w0zTHU ) that the tornado downed 10 utility poles and left about 400 electric customers without power.

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