Widespread storm damage in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO, Texas - San Angelo is dealing with widespread damage caused by high winds Friday night.
The San Angelo Fire Department sounded the city's warning sirens about 8 p.m. after receiving reports of winds in excess of 60 mph and hail larger than 1" in diameter. Those winds blew the roof off the El Patio Inn on W. Beauregard Ave., according to San Angelo LIVE!, along with a portion of the Stadium Lanes Shopping Center's roof.
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What looks like a wall of bricks landed on a car at the Resort at Riverside apartments on North Bryant.
The metal awning over the gas pumps at the Alon convenience store at Southwest Blvd. and Loop 306 was blown over.
A railroad crossing arm on Knickerbocker Road was snapped like a twig.
At Hwy 87 and FM 2015, Grape Creek VFD responded to a tanker truck with power lines draped over it.
Power poles were blown down along Hwy 87, three miles north of San Angelo, as the storm blew in.
AEP is reporting massive power outages throughout San Angelo and Tom Green County. Approximately 12,000 customers are without electrical service as of 12:30 a.m. Crews are being called in to assist and will be working through the night to restore service.
San Angelo LIVE! reporter John Basquez got caught up in high winds and hail. He estimated the wind exceeded 50 mph. The Home Depot on Loop 306 told San Angelo LIVE! that the store will remain open throughout the night for customers to get emergency repair supplies.
The severe weather has also forced organizers to delay the start of Saturday's 'Showdown in San Angelo.' The boat races will begin at noon. City crews are working through the night to clear debris, including downed trees, from streets, in parks and at Lake Nasworthy.