Thunderstorms roll through southeast Texas

Storm clouds coming through northwest Harris County (This photo was submitted by an anonymous viewer to Submit your photos to be featured online!)

July 2, 2011 7:47:09 PM PDT
Parts of southeast Texas saw strong winds, lightning and rain Saturday as we were hit with thunderstorms. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued Saturday evening for Montgomery County, which received the brunt of the storms' force.

There were some reports of damage. Straight-line winds were so strong they knocked down power lines, cutting power to thousands of customers.

According to Entergy, more than 1,000 customers were without power in the Conroe area, where there were reports of downed power lines. Officials expected to have the power back on for residents in Conroe by midnight.

Entergy officials also reported there were about 3,000 customers in New Caney who were left in the dark after the storm passed. They expected power to be returned to that area by 8am Sunday.

CenterPoint reported about 4,600 customers without power at the peak of the outage.

In Houston, the wind forced a tree down near Memorial Park, but no major damage was reported. The only weather-related traffic hazard reported was at the Interstate 45 feeder at Rayford. It was impassable due to high water.

The weather created flight delays for airline passengers coming in and out of Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. At one point, delays were close to two hours while airport officials waited for winds to die down.

There was no word late Saturday on any storm damage sustained by homes or buildings in our viewing area.

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