thunderstorms hammered northwest Tyler before moving north along Highway 271
towards I-20. When it hit the 9600 block of Highway 271, the storm grew in intensity and even produced a little hail.
Our cameras caught a flash
of blue light on the west side of 271 around 1:30 on Tuesday. When the rain
stopped, we circled back and saw a large tree limb on top of a power pole
holding a transformer. Oncor crews were quick to cut it down. Across the street, wind blew part of a tree on a house causing some roof damage. Next door, another
tree top snapped and fell into a picnic table between two houses.
"Well, it started raining;
a lot of rain came down. My grandmother heard a crash and she came and told me
something's fallen in the back yard, and that's what's happening. We have
another couple limbs down up front there," said Rebecca Allen, who was there at
There were no storm
related injuries reported in the area.
Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:00:48 GMT
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