Severe weather rumbles through Twin Cities metro, cuts power to thousands

Thousands of Xcel Energy customers lost power Sunday night as a line of strong thunderstorms moved its way across the state. Crews continued to restore service Monday morning. KSTP also reports at least three homes were struck by lightning and numerous trees fell throughout the metro. No injuries have been reported.
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Crews continued to restore service to more than 2,500 Twin Cities residents Monday morning after a line of strong thunderstorms moved its way across the state Sunday night. An Xcel Energy spokesman told the Pioneer Press power outages affected 30,000 customers.

KSTP also reports at least three homes were struck by lightning and numerous trees fell throughout the metro. No injuries have been reported.

Several KSTP viewers submitted weather photos from Sunday night's storm.

The Star Tribune reports large trees damaged cars and blocked streets in the Highland Park neighborhood of St.Paul.

KARE 11 was in Apple Valley where a single lightning strike is being blamed for two house fires late Sunday.

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