After tornado, Dallas Fire-Rescue respond to structure collapse not far from Dallas Love Field

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This is a breaking news story and will be updated throughout the night.

At least one tornado was reported Sunday night north of Dallas Love Field. 

Severe storms moved through the area after 9 p.m. Sunday, bringing high-speed winds, hail and lightning. 

City officials said there were no reported fatalities or serious injuries. 

At 11:33 p.m., I-35 E at Walnut Hill Lane was completely shut down in both directions because of an overturned 18-wheeler, according to TxDOT. Traffic was moving again shortly after midnight.

Significant damage was seen on the ground in Dallas near where the tornado was spotted. A number of buildings along Walnut Hill Lane were impacted by the storm.

RELATED: Severe thunderstorm warning in place for parts of Dallas, Kaufman counties

Currently, there are approximately 35 traffic signals with no communication, according to the City of Dallas. If you see a downed power line, you should call 311.

Dallas Fire-Rescue said they were responding to a structure collapse at Walnut Hill Lane and Harry Hines Boulevard.

Seven people made it out safely, according to DFR, but a crew was still searching the structure.

There are also reports of gas leaks north of Walnut Hill. If you smell natural gas or suspect a natural gas leak, leave immediately and call 911 and the Atmos Energy 24/7 emergency line at 866-322-8667.

WFAA reporter Alex Rozier posted about damage in a number of locations along Walnut Hill, including at Harry Hines Boulevard and just east of Denton Drive.

DFR also said they had received multiple calls for people injured in their homes by broken glass.

As a reminder, anyone in an area under tornado warning should move away from windows and get as low as possible.

Reckless Rock Radio KNON 89.3 FM had no programming Sunday night due to storm damage in its recording studio, according to a Facebook post. All staff are safe and uninjured.

In Richardson, emergency workers are responding to reports of damage in the south-central part of the city. According to a Facebook post from the City of Richardson, there are multiple downed trees and damaged buildings with debris in the area, in addition to massive power outages.

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Richardson is also dealing with multiple reports of damaged gas mains and downed power lines as well. Richardson ISD is also assessing storm damage to its schools.

In Garland, major structural damage was reported in the residential area northeast of Shiloh & Miller, according to police.

Power outages

As of 1:42 a.m, Oncor is reporting more than 1,847 outages, affecting the following amount of customers in the following counties:

Collin: 6,518

Dallas: 72,807

Denton: 1,196

Tarrant: 11,440

Check back for more detailed numbers.

“According to Oncor, there are approximately 65,000 customers in Dallas experiencing a service interruption due to this storm. The City is preparing to open Bachman Recreation Center at 2 a.m. for people seeking shelter,” the City of Dallas wrote in a statement early Monday morning.

Check the power outage map here

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We’ve heard reports of downed power lines in Midlothian, in addition to the various power outages in the above counties and hail reports from multiple areas. Please stay safe and seek shelter.

RELATED: DFW weather: School closures for Monday, Oct. 21

Here’s a brief look at what we’ve seen around North Texas:

Near Walnut Hill, a building is down and several cars are on their sides. 


  • HWY 78 / Miller Road
  • Garland Rd / Miller Road
  • Shiloh / Miller Road


  • Walnut Hill / Straight Lane
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Walnut Hill / Inwood
  • Walnut Hill / Harry Hines
  • Walnut Hill / Boedeker
  • Walnut Hill / Montclair
  • Walnut hill / Marsh Lane – Little Caesars
  • Walnut Hill Elementary School
  • Walnut Hill / I-35 E

 St. Marks School

  • 6331 Orchid Lane

 5314 Palomore Lane Dallas TX

 DNT / Royal Lane

Preston / Royal Lane

  • Shopping center

 Forest / 75

  • (HOME DEPOT) 11682 Forest Central Dr, Dallas, TX 75243


  • HWY 190 / Merritt
  • Valley View Lane / Eastview Drive


  • John King / 205
  • HWY 66
  • 1609 Amesburry
  • The Preserves Neighborhood


  • MISD canceled school
  • Ridgecrest Apartments off 9th street
  • 9th street and HWY 67

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