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Tue June 12, 2012
Northeast Texans without power following overnight storms
Power outages were still widespread as of late Tuesday afternoon, causing at least one school district - Wolfe City ISD - to close for the day and force area citizens to clean up the damage.
The school was one of several businesses and homes to lose power after overnight storms brought strong winds, quarter sized hail and multiple flashes of lightning.
Update at 3:51 p.m.: Damage to homes have been reported in Commerce. Including a tree limb falling onto a residence on Chestnut Street. A limb of the tree went through the roof and into the kitchen of the home. No injuries were reported from this incident. Photos of the damage are above.
Update at 3:34 p.m.: Virtually all citizens in Ladonia, a town of roughly 700, were awaiting services to be restored some 12 hours after the storms hit. An Oncor map indicates outages are still impacted more than 100 people in Wolfe City, where the school district was forced to shut down operations for the day. Another 500 residents were in the dark in Bonham, while about 58 citizens in Commerce were also being affected.
Update at 9:50 a.m.: Images from Delta County show storms caused significant damage to some areas but no injuries.
Update at 9:30 a.m.: Outages in Bonham still affecting roughly 1,500 citizens, while power has been restored to half of those impacted in Wolfe City.
An interactive map through Oncor Electric Delivery indicated that as of 7 a.m. hundreds of Northeast Texans remained in the dark, particularly in Bonham, Wolfe City, Paris and Commerce.
Citizens in several other small communities woke up without power this morning, after losing service between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. when the storms were at their peak.