Windy conditions blamed for power outages in Texas

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Associated Press

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 6:32 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Strong winds have left nearly 28,000 homes and businesses in North Texas without power.

Crews with Dallas-based Oncor (ON'-kor) worked Thursday to restore electricity. Thunderstorms that blew through the Dallas area on Wednesday night led to downed power lines and broken tree branches.

Officials say a dust storm Wednesday afternoon in West Texas triggered traffic accidents on Interstate 27 north of Lubbock that left one traveler dead and at least 17 hurt.

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