North Texas

Cleanup West of Houston After Severe Storms

Schools in Sealy are closed and some residents remain without power after strong storms pummeled an area west of Houston.

Interstate 10, the main highway between Houston and San Antonio, was closed for hours at Sealy, about 50 miles west of Houston, because of power lines downed by high winds and hail accompanying thunderstorms Tuesday evening. At least one 18-wheeler truck on the highway was flipped on its side by winds. State transportation department officials say the freeway finally reopened before dawn Wednesday.

Roofs were ripped from homes and businesses but no injuries have been reported.

National Weather Service officials have been sent to the area to determine if a tornado touched down. The Fort Bend County sheriff's office had reported a twister southwest of Sealy near Simonton.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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