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Backlit by the headlights of his patrol car, Department of Public Safety Trooper Marvin Jenkins, right, shines a flash light to help illuminate efforts to clear the 3400 block of Texas 19 of a fallen tree Monday night. The tree fell onto the highway just north of Trinity Valley Community College during a thunderstorm. According to nearby resident Clarence Mullins, the area experienced heavy rain, intense lightning and thunder, strong winds and some hail during the time that the tree fell, taking a power line down with it. In addition, residents along Texas 155 north of Loop 256 also experienced power outages as a result of the storm, and a residence in the 200 block of Sherry Lane was apparently struck by lightning.

Backlit by the headlights of his patrol car, Department of Public Safety Trooper Marvin Jenkins, right, shines a flash light to help illuminate efforts to clear the 3400 block of Texas 19 of a fallen tree Monday night. The tree fell onto the highway just north of Trinity Valley Community College during a thunderstorm. According to nearby resident Clarence Mullins, the area experienced heavy rain, intense lightning and thunder, strong winds and some hail during the time that the tree fell, taking a power line down with it. In addition, residents along Texas 155 north of Loop 256 also experienced power outages as a result of the storm, and a residence in the 200 block of Sherry Lane was apparently struck by lightning.

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