IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – From north Forth Worth to Farmers Branch, south Dallas to Arlington, weekend storms destroyed homes and businesses and left areas scattered with debris.
Monday morning Chopper 11 flew over a residential neighborhood in Irving where weekend storms toppled a construction crane.
There are two cranes in the 2900 block of Waterford Drive and high winds tipped one over Sunday afternoon. Officials with the Irving Fire Department say Oncor was changing out a transformer when the pavement on the street gave way, causing the crane to tip.
No injuries were reported from the incident. The street has been cordoned off and a larger crane is being brought in to get the smaller crane upright.
In Arlington several homes along Andrews Street, not far from AT&T Stadium, received significant damage. Trees were split in half in front yards, roofs were missing from homes, windows were blown out of vehicles up and down the block.
Houses, trees, roofs, and a fence in Fort Worth were all trampled by powerful winds. The area where Gadsden and Pinellas Avenues met, south of Golden Triangle Boulevard, was hard hit. One person who spoke with CBS 11 News said there was so much debris he spent all of Father’s Day cleaning up the mess.
More than half of the roof of one home on Chapman Drive In North Richland Hills was ripped off. Across the street, a tree at another house was split in half, narrowly missing a pickup parked on the street.
At the peak of the storm there were more than 50,000 Oncor customers without power across North Texas. Monday morning that number was down to less than 15,000.