Friday, December 8, 2023

Crews working to clear roadways, repair downed power lines

Local first responders and power line repair crews are working to pick up after a severe storm system blew through southern Denton County.

Storm damage in Lantana, courtesy of Jeremy Crossland.

The area escaped major damage from the storm, although winds reportedly reached 80 mph and a gustnado was caught on video in Pecan Square in Northlake. Most of the damage in the area was limited to downed power lines, fences and tree limbs, as well as trampolines and other outdoor items being blown away.

Photo courtesy of Argyle Mayor Bryan Livingston.

“Several power lines and trees down across the district, resulting in some power outages and roads being blocked,” Denton County ESD No. 1 Chief Ricky Vaughan said. “Denton County ESD No. 1 responded to 14 calls throughout the evening. Thankfully there were no major damages reported thus far.”

Many Argyle Oncor customers are facing an “extended outage” due to a downed power line on Country Club Road, according to Argyle Mayor Bryan Livingston.

As of 8:30 p.m. Thursday, about 380 homes in west Flower Mound and about 100 more in Lakeside were without power, as well as some traffic signals around town, according to a Flower Mound Fire Department spokesman.

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Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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