Cleanup underway after storms that pounded Minnesotans


Utility crews restored power to most of the customers after storms that marched through the Twin Cities Tuesday, producing large hail that took out car windows and straight-line winds that uprooted trees.

As many as 70,000 were without power at one point or another, most in the west metro, the Star Tribune reported.

Xcel Energy crews worked through the night, the company said on Twitter.

See images in our photo gallery.

Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park and Edina were among the worst hit. A full rainbow over Edina was followed by rain, high wind and golf ball-sized hail, Patch reported. YouTube user John King posted this hail video from Edina:

Many traffic signals in the busy Lyndale-Lake business district in Minneapolis were out Wednesday, the Star Tribune reported. Bloomington got walloped, too. A tree fell on the house of Josh Ide, among the many who were cleaning up Wednesday after the storm, KARE 11 reported.

Damage reports flowed in Tuesday afternoon and evening on Twitter. Here's some of the worst of it:

MPR meterologist Paul Huttner also spent the evening live blogging.

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