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Tornadoes Touch Down In Dallas-Fort Worth Area; Damage Reported

(DALLAS) -- At least two tornadoes touched down in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Tuesday, carving a path of destruction before moving through northern Texas.

There was no immediate word of injuries.

At one point, live aerials from the scene showed what appeared to be a truck trailer being lifted off the ground and tossed some distance. Footage from ABC News affiliate WFAA showed rooftops flying off homes.

A tornado warning was issued early Tuesday afternoon for Dallas, Ellis, Johnson and Tarrant counties and remains in effect.

Lieutenant Tim Jones of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office told ABC News Radio that the twisters came with little warning.

“We had a tornado touch down in a rural area of our county,” he said. “Couple of homes have been hit. … Severe damage to those homes; severe damage to quite a few buildings.”

Live television footage on CNN showed large twisters ripping through the area, lifting tractor trailers off the ground and tossing them like toys. Several reported tornadoes tore through the Dallas area, tossing semis in the air and leaving crumpled tractor trailers strewn along highways and in truck stop.

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Added: Apr-3-2012 Occurred On: Apr-3-2012
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