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Strong winds tear apart hangar, cause collapse near Hobby Airport in Houston

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Strong winds took down a large hangar at Hobby Airport overnight when severe storms rolled through southeast Houston.

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No one was inside the hangar when it happened. No one was hurt, ABC 13 reports.

The Houston Airport System says the runway that was once covered by debris from the collapsed hangar reopened sometime after 3 p.m. Wednesday, but that part of a neighboring taxiway is still closed.

According to HPD Lieutenant Larry Crowson, police received a call a little after midnight to assist the fire department at the hanger owned by Jet Aviation.

The private plane hangar is located on West Monroe Road at Scranton Street.

The National Weather Service confirms there were wind gusts of 80 miles per hour at Hobby.

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