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Severe weather hits the Twin Cities

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Late morning storms moved through the Twin Cities metro Thursday, producing heavy rain, strong wind and large hail.

KSTP reports many people are without power in the west and north metro. Xcel Energy says more than 20,000 customers lost electricity.

The National Weather Service received reports of stoplights being blown over in Andover and Coon Rapids, and several trees down in Isanti and Chisago counties.

A northeast Minneapolis neighborhood watch group spotted street flooding and large trees down on the city's north side.

FOX 9 has a photo slideshow.

Click here for a look at our live radar.

Here some Twitter reports from storm watchers:

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