Tornado touched down at Atlanta airport, the National Weather Service says

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport posted photos of some of the damage from Thursday’s EF-0 tornado on its Twitter account.(Credit: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport)

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Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport posted photos of some of the damage from Thursday’s EF-0 tornado on its Twitter account.(Credit: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport)

An EF-0 tornado touched down Thursday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the National Weather Service said Friday.

The tornado lifted about 10 cargo bins that weighed up to 500 pounds after touching down briefly at a cargo bay on the north side of the airport, officials said.

Some of those bins landed on a nearby roof that was 60 feet high, according to the National Weather Service.

The tornado, which measured 200 yards long and about 50 yards wide, snapped two trees and tore down a fence before it lifted off the ground, officials said.

A tower supervisor saw the funnel that extended from cloud to ground as it tossed around debris, according to the National Weather Service.

The tornado was part of a storm system that toppled trees, closed roads and left thousands without power across parts of metro Atlanta and North Georgia.