Storm watches, warnings allowed to expire in most ETX counties

Storm watches, warnings allowed to expire in most ETX counties

(KLTV/KTRE) - As of 8:15 p.m., there were no more severe weather warnings or watches in East Texas.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Sabine County. The warning is set to expire at 7 p.m.

About 4:30 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Angelina; Nacogdoches; Sabine; San Augustine and Shelby counties through 5:15 p.m.

This story will update as new watches or warnings are issued.

Early reports of damage include trees down in Houston County on Highway 21 East, FM 2022 and FM 232.

A Nacogdoches resident reported that trees are down along state Highway 204 east of Cushing. Kimberly Leonard told East Texas News that trees are down across the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 259 near FM 1087 in Nacogdoches County.

Harrison County Fire Marshal Thomas Mock says multiple trees are down in the Waskom and Scottsville areas. Highway 80 is also closed near the intersection of FM 314 due to trees blocking the road.

Power outages were reported across the area. As of 5:10 p.m., about 1,600 people were without power in Harrison County, according to a SWEPCO outage map. SWEPCO also reported 552 customers without power in Shelby County.

The NWS also  issued storm watches Tuesday morning that are set to expire at 6 p.m. East Texas counties included are:

Anderson; Angelina; Bowie; Camp; Cass; Cherokee; Franklin; Gregg; Harrison; Henderson; Hopkins; Houston; Marion; Morris; Nacogdoches; Navarro; Panola; Rusk; Sabine; San Augustine; Shelby; Smith; Titus; Trinity; Upshur; Van Zandt and Wood.

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