KETR Local
1:05 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

Heavy rains, hail fall during storm Monday


– Severe thunderstorms, first forming in Kaufman County, brought heavy rains and pea-sized hail to the region Monday afternoon.

Thunderstorm warnings were issued for a majority of the listening area as storms worked their way from south to north; bringing minor flooding, scattered power outages, lightning and gusting winds at up to 70 mph.

Calling into KETR, Captain Prigmore with the Campbell Fire Department described the scene from his vantage point.

"I was driving from Highway 50 into Commerce and it had a lot of vehicles on the side of the road," Prigmore said. "There's a lot of water on the roadways, making it very treacherous."

An 18-wheeler was reportedly blown off Interstate 30, stalling traffic. And according to some, that wasn't the only reason traffic was forced to stop.

"On Interstate 30 on my way back to Commerce we had about two miles of traffic pulled over because it was getting up to quarter-sized hail."

Lightning is also blamed for a small fire that occurred at an apartment complex along Maple St. There were no reports of any major injuries.