Severe weather updates
POSTED: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 6:18pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 4:14am
***WILL UPDATE AS INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE***
Oncore reports outages of just under 5,000.
The Tyler area shows the most at about 2,000
Jacksonville and Sulpher Springs 1,000 apiece and 200 in Canton.
SWEPCO also reported 220 outages in the Longview area.
Crews are working to get power back to all of these areas.
Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department say many houses have been destroyed.
If you live in the Longview seek shelter immediately.
If you live in Kilgore seek shelter immediately.
Poyner is reporting 10 to 15 homes damaged along with a church off of Highway 175.
In Canton, the Chevron station is damaged. There is one overturned 18-wheeler that is being uprighted. No injuries. Many power lines are down. I-20 will be closed for a while.
Tyler sirens are activited. Please take cover in the Tyler area. There is pea sized hail on the south side of Tyler and on Broadway.
Their is a possible tornado near Coffee City. It is moving east southeast towards Bullard and Noonday.
The Gilmer Police Department is reporting a tornado is headed towards the city of Gilmer. They urge all citizens to take cover. There is also marble sized hail falling.
There have been reports of damage to businesses in Canton. Numerous power lines have been reported near Highway 19.
There has been a report of a tornado touching down in Wood County 5 minutes ago in the Golden Community on County Road 1799. There is also reports of rain and hail. People in the community need to take cover.
The national weather service has issued a tornado warning for Northwest Smith County and northeast Wood County until 6:35 p.m.
Smith County DPS reports I-20 head toward Canton has been closed. Traffic is being diverted one the east side of Canton from Highway 17 to Highway 64. The west side is being diverted from Interstate 20 to Highway 64.
ayor in New London says hail the size of quarter to half dollar.
Golf ball sized hail reported in Mineola.
Van Zandt County is reporting heavy damage in the area
All emergency vehicles are out.
There have been reports of cars off the road, damage to houses, downed trees and power lines.
The Van Zandt County Sherrif's Office is reporting a tornado at Highway 110 and FM 1225.
The Van Zandt County Sheriff's office is reporting Canton has a rotation on ground at Highway 243 in front of the High School and quarter sized hail at Myrtle Springs in Canton.
There is a possible tornado in the Waskom area.