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Storms knock out power in Woodbury
Woodbury Minnesota 8420 City Centre Drive 55125

Heavy storms pushing through the metro early Tuesday left much of Woodbury without power this morning.

According to Xcel Energy, more than 2,200 customers in Woodbury were without power as of 8:15 a.m..

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"We are experiencing widespread outages in Minnesota due to severe weather conditions and are unable to provide exact restoration times for each individual outage," according to a statement on the utility's website. "As crews assess changing circumstances, revised estimates will be provided frequently."

The storms, which struck the area around 4 a.m., produced high winds and hail. According to National Weather Service reports, trees were uprooted and power lines were down across the metro area.

An NWS update reported a 1-foot-diameter tree came down near Bailey Road and Radio Drive.

Xcel's outage map -- which is updated frequently -- can be viewed here.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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