Part of Sale Barn roof gone

UPDATED -- The Sale Barn, located on West Main Street, Lebanon, lost a portion of its roof in the early morning storms that swept through Wilson County today

The National Weather Service in Nashville has confirmed an EF-2 Tornado touched down in Mt. Juliet earlier this morning. The Dollar General Store on Hwy. 70 received extensive damage in the storm that hit West Wilson County around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Also damaged was the roof of the three-story Lineberry Building and Hardees located near the Dollar Store and adjacent to the Mt. Juliet Little League Complex.

Bleachers at the Little League Complex were tossed about by the tornado, wrecking several stretches of fencing.

Three local elementary schools, West, W.A. Wright and Mt. Juliet Elementary are closed today due to power outages.

Hwy. 70 is now open between Mt. Juliet Road and Hwy. 109 but is moving slowly due to repair and clean-up crews working in the area. The roadway was closed earlier today.

Westbound traffic on Interstate 40 is now moving after a tractor trailer rig jackknifed at the 228 mile marker earlier today.

More details & photos will be posted as they become available.