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Strong Winds Down Trees, Power Lines in Twin Cities Metro

Steven Sohlstrom

GLENCOE  (AP) – Strong winds downed trees and power lines – and caused damage to at least one roof – as storms swept through the southwest metro area Thursday night.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jacob Beitlich says the storm brought hail and straight-line winds. Radar indicated circulation in Carver County shortly before 9 p.m., but there are no reports of a tornado.

There was a report that a roof was partially torn from a house near Glencoe. A McLeod County sheriff’s dispatcher says there are also downed trees and power lines in the southern part of that county.

Rainfall ranging from 2 to 4 inches prompted a small stream flood advisory in parts of Carver and Wright counties.

Beitlich says the storm dissipated as it moved toward Minneapolis and St. Paul.

There were no reports of injuries.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved)

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