Thousands in DFW lose power after strong winds

June 20, 2011 4:44:04 AM PDT
Thousands of homes and businesses have lost power after strong winds moved through the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Dallas-based Oncor says crews are working to restore electricity to the estimated 2,000 customers still without power Monday.

Spokeswoman Cristi Ramon says winds on Saturday and Sunday downed power poles and lines.

The National Weather Service says gusts of nearly 40 mph were recorded Sunday afternoon in Fort Worth, as temperatures topped 100 degrees.

Ramon told The Associated Press that the damage is mainly due to high winds, not the excessive heat.