CHILDRESS, Texas (AP) - A storm with winds of up to 80
miles-per-hour knocked out power and telephone service, downed
trees and overturned a tractor-trailer rig in Childress.
Some minor injuries were reported in the storm that passed
through the Texas Panhandle town of 6,700.
Authorities today worked to clear debris from roadways and to
check on residents.
The National Weather Service had reports of a tractor-trailer
rig blown over on the western edge of Childress last night -- s
well as damage to a gas station canopy.
There were also reports of quarter-sized hail piled six inches
deep in downtown Childress.
The Texas Department of Safety in Amarillo said some phone
service in the region was lost.
Forecasters will try to determine if the damage was from a
tornado or straight-line winds.
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