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Archive for Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Storms bring heavy rain, flight cancellations

October 16, 2007

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— Heavy storms swept through North Texas on Monday, flooding roads, damaging buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

The rainy weather was blamed for at least one death and caused numerous accidents, snarled traffic and canceled more than 100 flights at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

A driver in Denton was killed when his car slid into the path of an oncoming truck, authorities said. The driver appeared to be driving too fast on the wet roads, Denton police spokesman Jim Bryan said.

About 10 golfers became stranded when a flooded creek quickly rose. They were rescued by Garland firefighters using an inflatable raft and weren't injured.

The storms were caused by a cold front rolling eastward across the region. More rain was expected in the evening before subsiding today, weather officials said.

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