Afternoon storms leave thousands without power

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Several thousand East Texans are currently without power Tuesday afternoon after a storm blew through Smith, Gregg, Cherokee, Harrison and Rusk counties.

TXU reports 100 residents in Smith County without power and 1,700 in the Jacksonville area.

SwepCo reports 420 power outages in Gregg County, 175 in Rusk County, 297 in Smith County and 2,000 in Harrison County.

Both power companies expect to restore electricity by early Tuesday evening.

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