Severe Weather Rolls Into North Texas

Storm blows roof off Fort Worth apartment complex

Thursday, Jun 7, 2012  |  Updated 12:08 AM CDT
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As storms dumped rain and hail on North Texas, heavy winds blew off the roof of a two-story apartment complex in Fort Worth. No one was injured.

Scott Gordon, NBC 5 News

As storms dumped rain and hail on North Texas, heavy winds blew off the roof of a two-story apartment complex in Fort Worth. No one was injured.

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Weather Damages Apartment Roof

The weather rolling through Fort Worth Wednesday afternoon caused damage to the roof of the Wayside Plaza Apartments in the 700 block of 9th Avenue.

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Severe storms soaked North Texas on Wednesday.

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Hail and heavy rain pelted drivers during their evening commute. The storms toppled trees and damaged roofs, with the worst damage scattered from Eagle Mountain Lake to Fort Worth and Dallas.

Heavy winds blew off the roof of the two-story Wayside Plaza apartments not far from Fort Worth's Hospital District.

"And all the sudden, I heard this bang," resident Beverleeshia Davis said. "And I jumped up, and the lights went out, and I looked out the door, and I saw all this [debris] in front of my apartment."

No one was injured.

The Red Cross went from apartment to apartment to offer residents help. Some of the complex's two-dozen residents remained in their homes Wednesday night after firefighters determined it was safe to keep the electricity on despite the damage.

In Dallas, the storm blew down a huge cottonwood tree that had stood along Routh Street in Uptown for 100 years.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit closed the HOV lane in the area of Interstate 30 and Dolphin Road because of high water on I-30 east of downtown Dallas. The weather also delayed traffic on other roadways.

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport lifted its ground stop after 7:30 p.m. The airport said shortly after 6 p.m. that it was tracking 65 diverted flights. Flight schedules are returning to normal, but delays will continue as airlines catch up with the day's delays and diversions.

Airport restaurants stayed open to accommodate travelers whose flights are affected by the storm, and the airport is offering cots and blankets to stranded travelers.

Lakeview Marina at Eagle Mountain Lake reported damage to the roofs of several boat slips, including one roof of the docks that was blown off. Property managers were out Wednesday assessing the damage.

Follow @nbcdfwweather on Twitter for updates from the NBC 5 First Alert Weather team throughout the night.

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NBC 5's Scott Gordon contributed to this report.

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