Thousands lose power after North Texas storms

September 19, 2011 3:43:33 AM PDT
Thousands of homes and businesses have lost power after strong storms rolled through parts of North Texas.

Dallas-based Oncor reports nearly 16,000 customers without electricity Monday. The utility says more than 12,000 of the outages were reported in the Dallas area following the thunderstorms Sunday night.

The storm left behind hail the size of golf balls. Scattered storm damage includes downed power lines and trees losing branches.