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High winds cause damage, power outages around the Twin Cities

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via Keean Cramer in Shakopee, Minn. via Keean Cramer in Shakopee, Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - High winds caused plenty of damage across the metro over the weekend, including downed trees, capsized sailboats and left thousands without power on Saturday night.

PHOTOS: Father's Day weekend storm damage

POWER OUTAGES

Xcel Energy crews worked through the night and have restored power to roughly 38,000 customers in the Twin Cities and southeastern Minnesota, leaving approximately 22,000 customers still in the dark by Sunday morning. Due to the impact of the damage, outages could rise over the next 24 hours.

More severe weather is affecting the Twin Cities area Saturday night, which means damage assessments won’t be complete until the storms subside. Xcel Energy officials are planning to release a restoration update by mid-Sunday morning.

Crews from neighboring states are assisting local crews and will work through the night to restore service. By early Sunday morning, about 400 linemen, contractors and support staff will be working on power restoration.

Xcel urges everyone to stay clear of downed power lines at all times. Should you encounter a downed power line, call 1-800-895-1999.

LAKE MINNETONKA RESCUES



One of the boaters rescued told Fox 9 News he was in the water for 20 minutes before being pulled from the water. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office reports that all boaters are accounted for.

DOWNED TREES







Do you have storm damage photos? Send them to photos@fox9.com.

EVENTS CANCELED

The Minnesota State High School League postponed the baseball championship games until Monday.

The Green Line opening outdoor celebration was moved inside to the Union Depot.

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