State of emergency declared after storms in Cottage Grove, Minn.

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Photo courtesy of the Cottage Grove Police Department 

The mayor of Cottage Grove, Minnesota has declared a state of emergency in the city to allow crews to clean up after a storm that swept through the Twin Cities metro Tuesday night.

A number of large trees went down and there were multiple power outages throughout the city. No one was injured in the storm.

The mayor needed to declare a statement of emergency in order to enact the city’s storm damage clean up policy, according to the Cottage Grove Police Department.

Crews will begin removing or trimming damaged trees that are located in the roadway immediately. Residents are responsible for removing the trees from their property and placing them on the curb for the city to dispose of. Public Works will pick up storm damage debris from the curb until August 9.