High Winds Down Trees, Power Lines

High winds blew across the North Texas overnight, causing damage to trees and power lines.

Two poles were downed when a large tree broke and fell into power lines in the 3700 block of Merrill Road. Those poles will have to be replaced. Additionally, about ten other poles are broken off at the top.

The blackout stretches along Marsh Lane to Walnut Hill and down to Royal Lane. Oncor says the downed lines on Merrill knocked out power to 1,000 customers because the line is a feeder to other nearby areas.

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Oncor crews are working to restore power to as many customers as possible.At the peak of the problems overnight, Oncor says they had 10,000 people without power in DFW. Power has since been restored to all but around 2000 customers.

Currently, the outage information page provided by Oncor shows multiple outages in Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, and Denton. Crews are on their way to assess the conditions of the outages.

The continuing high winds are making repairs more difficult for power crews.

NBC 5 has crews working this developing story. As we continue to gather more information, some details in this story may be adjusted.

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