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North Texas storms bring heavy rain, flooding

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    Flash Flood Watch!

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:51:27 GMT
    Rain for all...flooding for some! Be careful! Flash Flooding is already occurring in areas north of the MPLEX this AM.
    Rain for all...flooding for some! Be careful! Flash Flooding is already occurring in areas north of the MPLEX this AM.
SANGER, Texas - Storms dumped nearly a foot of rain in parts of North Texas overnight and into Thursday. They’ve also caused some flash flooding.

The Denton County town of Sanger is one community that was hit hard by flooding. Interstate 35 was shut down in that area between 6 and 8 a.m. with several inches of water covering the highway.

Some drivers were stranded, especially on the side roads. One woman talked about how quickly the water came up on her car.

“The water was splashing over the roof of the car, then the car stalled out and I was stuck and I couldn’t go anywhere. I could feel the water moving me off the road. I called 911 and the police came and helped me, walked me from my car to their vehicle,” said Jennifer McSpedden.

McSpedden’s car was one of many that had to be towed away.

The town of Valley View in Cooke County received almost 11 inches of rain. FOX 4 viewer Crystal Jones Clark submitted photos of the flooded roads.

Flooding has also threatened several homes in Denton and Cooke counties, but there have been no reports of any major injuries.

Electric provider Oncor reported about 1,600 homes and businesses without power at about noon.

David Magana, a spokesman for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, said about 200 flights were canceled and others delays because of thunderstorms, lightning and light rain, but flight operations had returned to normal by midmorning Thursday.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch through Friday afternoon for the Dallas-Fort Worth area and points north, including Denton, Gainesville, Sherman and Denison.

For updates, follow the FOX 4 Weather team on Facebook or Twitter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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