Hail up to softball-size pummels North Texas

Hail up to softball-size pummels North Texas

Savage thunderstorms kept North Texas on edge Thursday and Thursday night, spawning a reported tornado in one town and pummeling a college town with hail as large as softballs.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 3, 2014 at 8:59 PM

DENTON, Texas -- Savage thunderstorms kept North Texas on edge Thursday and Thursday night, spawning a reported tornado in one town and pummeling a college town with hail as large as softballs.

There were no early reports of injuries.

Severe winds reported as an apparent tornado Thursday night tore through the town of Farmersville, 35 miles northeast of Dallas. A Collin County sheriff's dispatcher in nearby McKinney says utility poles were toppled, roofs damaged and tree limbs downed.

Earlier, an afternoon train of severe thunderstorms pummeled the college city of Denton with grapefruit-sized hail. The National Weather Service reports hail of 3½-inch diameters and larger fell along U.S. 380 north of downtown Denton around 4 p.m. Thursday. Denton city spokeswoman Lindsay Baker broken windows and windshields and other hail damage were widespread.

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