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Storms in Tolar leave behind extensive damage

Storms in Tolar leave behind extensive damage
Storms in Tolar leave behind extensive damage 01:04

TOLAR, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - Evening storms on Wednesday caused extensive damage in the Hood County city of Tolar.

Video from the scene shows numerous large trees and power lines down.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds said there are reports of windows blown out as well.

Deeds said the storm moved in around 6 p.m. and deputies and fire crews have been handling numerous damage calls since then.

Several of the calls have involved pulling large tree limbs out of roads and streets, including US Highway 377, which was shut down for some time.

The Tolar Independent School District has delayed opening tomorrow, Aug. 18, because of the storms.

Superintendent Travis Stilwell said he's been out surveying the district's buildings and doesn't see any major structural damage, but power is out across the town.

"We're going to start school at 10," Stilwell said. "That will give us time to assess and make sure we have electricity."

Buses will also run two hours late, Stilwell said.

The city is asking residents to conserve water since pumps are off, as they might run out if electricity is off for an extended amount of time. The city said it does not know when electricity will be turned back on.

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