July 30, 2021
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–A possible tornado touched down near Gordon Road and Route 130, the Robbinsville Township Police and Robbinsville Township Fire Department responded for wires down, then a structural collapse in the 1200 Block of Route 130 at 7:27 p.m. Shortly after trees and wires were reported down at the intersection of Voelbel Road and Perrinveville Road, power was out in the are and was still being restored this morning.
There was damage to a day care center on Route 130 from the storm and a specific path goes though the woods from Route 130 towards Windsor Road and Windsor-Perrineville Road. The next damage in a specific path is located at Windsor-Perrineveille Road and Voelbel. Trees are down and appeared to be twisted where they were broken off.
The day care center was occupied by the owner at the time of the storm and there were no injuries reported. A roofing contractor was on scene this morning getting an estimate to make the roof repairs. It appears that just roofing material was removed and some minor siding damage near the entrance; the daycare center should be reopen very quickly.
MidJersey.news was in the area last night and witnessed rotation right after the storm left Robbinsville and progressed into East Windsor. Rotation was seen behind the “Field of Terror” off Perrineville Road and the rotating clouds were last seen heading into Millstone towards Clarksburg/Perrineville and Roosevelt.
The path of damage is very specific and not wide usually as seen as straight line winds. If the National Weather Service confirms a tornado the story will be updated to reflect that.