Storm damage reported across East Texas

This photo shows the storm cloud near Apple Springs. Submitted by KTRE Facebook follower Shandi Hennigan.
This photo shows the storm cloud near Apple Springs. Submitted by KTRE Facebook follower Shandi Hennigan.

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Various reports of storm damage are being reported around East Texas as a part of a major storm system working its way through the area.

According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, several trees have blown down as a result of high winds, some of which are blocking roadways on State Highway 204 between Cushing and Trawick. FM 343 is completely blocked between Looneyville and Nat.

The sheriff's office has also received a report of a small portable building that has been blown onto the roadway on FM 1275, about a mile south of the loop in Nacogdoches. Power lines are down in some areas in Nacogdoches County.

Strong winds took down a guard shack at William George Wholesale Foods in Lufkin.

There are also reports of trees down on FM 1911 in Cherokee County, near Wells.

According to Oncor spokesman David Collier, 600 customers are without power in Angelina County and 800 have lost power in Nacogdoches County.

Joey Davis of Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative says 900 customers are currently with out power. The vast majority residing in the Jasper area.

According to Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative spokesman Larry Warren, 1,500 customers are with out power. Most of the outages occurred in Nacogdoches County and were caused by lightning.

A spokesperson with Sam Houston Electric Cooperative says system wide they have experienced almost 1,400 power outages. Their coverage area ranges from Angelina County to Liberty County and from Jasper County to Montgomery County.

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