Strong winds cause train derailment in Navarro County

Strong winds from Wednesday night’s storms caused a train to derail in North Texas.

It happened near Highway 31 and SE County Road 0080 in Powell.  That’s just east of Corsicana and about 60 miles southeast of Dallas.

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Courtesy: Ron Farmer

Photos and video from viewers showed several train cars on their sides.

Straight-line winds caused some damage in that area of Navarro County.

Power outages continue to be a problem in the area. Oncor said it is working to quickly repair damaged power lines.

As of noon Thursday, there were about 3,200 customers still without power in Navarro County and another 1,100 without power in Ellis County.