Austin area blasted by overnight storms, hail

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by KVUE News

khou.com

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 5:08 PM

AUSTIN, Texas -- A severe Thunderstorm Warning has just expired for parts of Central Texas. Tuesday night into Wednesday it dropped dime, even quarter-sized, hail over the area. 

The thunderstorm also caused problems for drivers. On MoPac near Howard Lane in North Austin, a driver hit a large pile of hail, spun out and landed in a grassy ditch.The driver didn’t suffer any injuries but a tow truck had to pull his car from the grass.

According to an outage map from Austin Energy, there were only a few reports of power outages because of the storm.

However Bastrop-area customers saw more problems.Bluebonnet Electric Coop reported nearly 300 customers lost power at one point during the storm.

Later in the morning, the same storms moved southwest of the Houston area, dropping hail there too.

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