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Storm rips down communication tower at reservoir

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Plenty of damage to the communications tower on Spillway Road overlooking the Barnett Reservoir after thunderstorms move through the area.

The person inside the tower thought he was in the middle of a tornado. But it was straightline winds that were clocked at 78 miles per hour.

The winds blew the tower's antenna down.

Then a nearby power pole came down and two passing cars got snagged in the lines. No one was injured.

The Reservoir Patrol is operating on generator power indefinitely.

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