Storms Rock North Texas

Flooded highways and power outages result from Saturday night storms

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    NBC 5
    Lightning danced across the Fort Worth skyline late Saturday night.

    An intense line of storms made for a very long night for thousands of North Texans on Saturday night. 

    Storms with heavy rain, high wind gusts and plenty of lightning pushed through several North Texas counties between 7:00 p.m. Saturday and 3:00 a.m. Sunday. 

    As of 8 a.m. Sunday morning Oncor reported more more than 5,000 customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were without power. At the height of the storm nearly 22,000 were in the dark. Oncor estimates it could take until 11 p.m. Sunday to restore power to everyone.

    Weather may have been a factor in the death of a woman hit by a car along Interstate 30 in Fort Worth. Early Sunday morning police were blocking two lanes of westbound I-30 near Beach Street while conducting their investigation.

    Dallas police shut down two lanes of northbound Interstate 35E at the Dallas North Tollway at around 2 a.m. Sunday because of high water. Dallas Fire-Rescue pulled people from their cars.

    Meanwhile a crash shut down the Dallas North Tollway at Royal Lane at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Dallas police said a Toyota Corolla slammed into the back of a North Texas Tollway Authority customer service truck that was helping block traffic after another accident in the area. The driver of the car injured his leg, not one was in the NTTA truck at the time of the crash.

    Dallas Fire-Rescue also responded to a wreck on westbound Interstate 635 at Montfort.  All of the highway's westbound lanes were closed for a time overnight.

    In Young County, the police chief of Olney said high winds brought down several trees, marble-sized hail was also reported but no injuries.

    If you have any storm damage, please email your pictures to isee@nbcdfw.com.

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