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MN Homeland Security: Latest damage reports from county emergency managers

(St. Paul, MN) – Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management is tracking storm damages from counties around the state.

Here are the latest reports of damages sustained from the April winter storm from each county:

Blue Earth County: Downed power lines and poles with widespread power outages.

Nicollet County: Scattered power outages.  Crews battling strong wind gusts to make repairs.

Waseca County: No travel advisory issued.  The sheriff’s office is assisting with road closures.

Cottonwood County: Plows have been pulled from the roadways due to fallen power lines and poor visibility.  There are a number of power outages; crews are working to restore service.

Faribault County: Nearly 100 downed power poles.

Freeborn County: More than 200 downed power poles.  Utilities are calling partners to help with repairs.  Thousands of customers without power.  Downed power lines have closed Highway 13.

Dodge County: Multiple downed power lines over roadways.

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