Storms bring tornado, high winds, rain to North Texas

Storms with high winds blew through North Texas early Tuesday and briefly spun off at least two tornadoes.

The National Weather Service said a "small, brief tornado" with a narrow path hit a Keller neighborhood on Tuesday morning and damaged a home.

Small, brief tornado damage in Keller overnight. Narrow path, this house getting the worst of it. #tornado #dfwwx

— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) November 17, 2015

Another was in southern Denton County, around Corinth.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth says an EF-1 tornado at speeds of 90 to 95 miles an hour heavily damaged a car wash and a shopping mall.

A car wash in Hickory Creek near I-35 and Swisher Road suffered damage, with most of the wall ripped off and on the ground due to the storms and wind.

The high winds also knocked over several 18-wheelers overnight. Truck driver Gary Jenkins stopped to take a nap just after 3 a.m. A bit later, Jenkins said he heard a bang and realized the truck was on its side.

“The fire department came and I unlocked the driver’s door and they put a ladder up and helped me out of the door,” Jenkins said. He suffered some bumps and bruises, but was otherwise fine.

The rain moved out of North Texas around rush hour and will be gone for the most part by midday.

By 8 a.m. Tuesday, nearly 9,000 people in Dallas County were without power. Oncor crews were working to restore electricity by midday.

Other large outages included about 6,800 in Tarrant County, 1,500 in Collin County and about 1,000 in Johnson County

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