Published: Jun 01, 2011 9:51 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 01, 2011 9:51 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - An apparent tornado has caused damage in Springfield, Mass., but no injuries have been reported.

Mayoral spokesman Thomas Walsh tells The Associated Press he was looking out his City Hall window around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when he saw a "massive cloud of debris" floating in a circle.

Video footage from WWLP-TV shows a debris-filled funnel roaring through the downtown area. The television station reported heavy damage in the city's South End section.

Walsh is a spokesman for Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. He says trees were uprooted downtown. The TV footage shows vehicles overturned.

Walsh says city officials rushed to the basement when the danger became apparent. He says no injuries have been reported.

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