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Dallas-area trees took a beating in powerful storms

Commuters were still dodging downed trees that blocked streets Friday morning, while workers cleared debris after powerful storms whipped through the area the previous day. The National Weather Service said the damage was probably caused by straight-line winds rather than a tornado. But a survey team couldn’t rule out a twister. “There are still things I need to see, like video footage,” said Mark Fox, a Weather Service meteorologist. “But right now, the evidence is consistent with straight-line winds up to 80 mph.” In northwest Dallas, a 19-year-old Henderson County woman was killed Thursday morning when the driver she was riding with lost control on a rain-slick street, police said. The…