Overnight storms leave thousands without power in Twin Cities area
A lightning strike caused a house to catch fire in the east metro city of Grant
August 4, 2022
As many as 16,000 customers remained without power Wednesday after strong overnight storms moved across the Twin Cities and central Minnesota.
Strong winds felled trees on Hennepin Avenue in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada and in the Dayton's Bluff area of St. Paul, the National Weather Service said.
Winds as high as 67 mph in Bloomington knocked down power lines and sparked fires, the Bloomington Fire Department said. Wind gusts of 62 mph were reported at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Richfield, and 55 mph in Eden Prairie.