Tornado Strikes Near Love Field, Damages Parts Of Dallas, Thousands Without Power | KERA News

Tornado Strikes Near Love Field, Damages Parts Of Dallas, Thousands Without Power

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The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down Sunday night near Dallas Love Field before moving northeast through the city.

The weather service said there was also visual confirmation of the tornado in northern Dallas, north of Interstate 635 and east of Highway 75, around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Meteorologist Jason Godwin says the size and severity of the tornado won't be known until crews arrive to survey the damage. Crews could arrive as early as Monday.

More stormy weather was expected in the area into early Monday morning. A tornado watch remained in effect for parts of North and Central Texas until 2 a.m. Monday.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Tree limbs, street signs and power lines were scattered across roadways across parts of Dallas and neighboring suburbs. Several homes and businesses were damaged in northern Dallas. Garland police reported downed power lines and debris.

Oncor's website indicated that more than 75,000 customers were without service as of 11 p.m. Sunday.

Photos on Twitter showed damaged buildings and downed power lines.

Dallas police said officers were going door-to-door in some neighbors to confirm that residents are safe. Late Sunday night, Dallas Independent School District said it had crews assessing damage to determine the status of Monday's classes. The district says it will provide updates at its website. 

The storm came as multiple severe thunderstorm watches and warnings covered portions of four counties, including Dallas County, on Sunday night.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.