Thousands lose electricity in North Texas storms

6:17 PM, Jun 7, 2012   |    comments
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DALLAS - Storms in Texas have left nearly 20,000 homes and businesses without electricity and canceled dozens of flights.

Oncor Electric reports more than 16,000 customers losing power as crews work to restore service. The outages stretch from Sherman to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and into central Texas.

Austin Energy reports about 3,200 customers without electricity. CenterPoint Energy in Houston had about 510 customers losing power. American Airlines has canceled 35 flights in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport today.

Strong winds yesterday damaged the roof of a Fort Worth apartment complex. Nobody was hurt. The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms are expected in north and central parts of Texas until Friday.

The Associated Press

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