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Storm leaves thousands of Carrollton residents without power, causes damage

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Storm Damage

Large poles fell onto an apartment complex, causing damage to a couple buildings and several vehicles.

Carrollton is still recovering from Sunday’s storm that took out power lines and trees, damaged property and caused thousands of power outages.

As of Monday evening, Oncor reported more than 7,000 residents were still without power. As of Tuesday, more than 200 Denton County residents and more than 91,000 Dallas County residents are without power.

Oncor officials said crews will continue to work as quickly and as safely as possible to restore all impacted.

Carrollton Fire Rescue officials said the storm took out 20 traffic signals, scattered trees and debris throughout the city and damaged businesses and private property.

Elliot Reep, Carrollton’s emergency management coordinator, said the worst damage was at an apartment complex in the 2300 block of Marsh Lane. Large poles fell onto the complex, causing damage to a couple of buildings and several vehicles. Reep said no one was injured, and the scene was cleared by that afternoon.

“In our case we were a bit lucky compared to Dallas,” he said. “Mainly we had the standard tree and limb damage, but all of the major calls have been taken care of."

Officials said the storm brought in winds exceeding 60 mph for Carrollton, with the majority of the major damage beginning on Marsh and heading east into Addison. Reep said the city doesn’t know how much the reported damage will cost, but many crews will have to be paid overtime to assist with clean up.

City officials said Carrollton will have extra bulk and extra trash trucks out working the routes Tuesday to help service the heavier than normal pick-up from storm debris.

For those without power, officials are reminding residents to disconnect appliances and electronics, keep freezers and refrigerators closed and to only use generators outdoors and away from windows.

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