Storm knocks down trees and power in Twin Cities metro

- A strong storm rolled through the Twin Cities metro Thursday evening with winds and rains strong enough to knock down trees and power lines.

Gusts in the metro area reached up to 56 miles per hour, according to Fox 9 meteorologists. Multiple trees and branches were also knocked down west of the metro in Glencoe.

As of 10:35 p.m., Xcel Energy reported there were more than 300 outage orders in the metro area, affecting close to 10,800 customers. For an updated power outage map, click here.

The storm moved so quickly, rising water levels caught some fishermen in Minnehaha Park off guard. Minneapolis firefighters had to rescue three fishermen from a large drain, so they wouldn't get washed away into the Mississippi River.

 

 

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