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Storms through Texas cause oil fire

Last weekend storms barreled through Northern Texas.  Many were left without power and those commuting fought against flooded streets and highways.

A total of 7,000 residents from Tarrant, Dallas and Denton counties were left with no power due to the storms damaging winds.  According to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth, wind gusts up to 60 mph were recorded in Wise County, northwest of Fort Worth and in Denton County.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport reported delays on departures and arrivals, according to the FAA website.

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Flood advisories for Tarrant, Dallas and surrounding counties expired at 6 a.m. this morning.  Flooding was reported in several cities.

Lightning strikes were reported in Fort Worth and other North Texas cities.  In Longview at 6 a.m., lightning struck an oil tank holding 240 barrels of oil product.  The tank exploded and caused an oil well to set fire, according to Longview Fire Marshal, Johnny Zackary.  Twenty homes and 13 businesses were evacuated due to the explosion.

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