Posted: Jan 27, 2014 5:37 AM
Updated: Jan 27, 2014 5:38 AM
DALLAS (AP) Strong winds have downed some power lines and cut electricity to parts of North Texas.
Power provider Oncor (ON'-kor) on Monday reported more than 2,000 homes and businesses without electricity, mainly in the Dallas area. A utility spokesman says the windy conditions blew in overnight and crews worked to restore electricity.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the Dallas-Fort Worth area until midday Monday. Gusts of nearly 40 mph were recorded before dawn along with a cold front that dropped temperatures into the 30s.
Meanwhile, colder weather could reach Southeast Texas by Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for the Houston area from late Monday through Tuesday night.