Denton Municipal Electric staff work to fix a utility pole near the intersection of East McKinney Street and Mockingbird Lane on Wednesday.

Staff at a dog shelter in Justin had to scoop up a big mess on Wednesday.

High winds reaching up to 80 miles per hour in some parts of North Texas from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning left damaged kennels and two trailers housing between 20 and 30 pups each at Apollo Support and Rescue.

“First we thought it was a tornado,” shelter administrator Tara Nabours said Wednesday. “But we looked it up, and it was just high winds.”

No dogs were injured — “I’m sure they were terrified,” Nabours said, “but they’re all OK.” — which was the story for much of Denton County.

A Denton County Emergency Services official said there were no major crashes, road closures or injuries reported in relation to the high winds — just the normal downed tree limbs and messy lawns. A city of Denton spokeswoman said there was no significant damage to report in Denton.

At Denton Enterprise Airport, where wind speeds were clocked between 33 and 46 mph, a small airplane flipped over.

City spokeswoman Sarah Kuechler noted some reports of downed tree limbs and a few traffic signals without power temporarily Wednesday morning. And she said residents in the Granada Trail area, as well as the area near Westwood Street, temporarily lost power.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Dunn said a line of storms produced strong winds across north Dallas County and just south of Denton, in Tarrant County. The strongest winds seemed to have avoided most of Denton County, Dunn said.

It was breezy on Wednesday, but Dunn said the winds would slow down in the days ahead.

“It should be quiet for the next several days,” he said.

DALTON LAFERNEY can be reached at 940-566-6882 and via Twitter at @daltonlaferney.

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