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Thousands without power after overnight storms

More than 5,600 Xcel Energy customers are without power after rain, thunder, lightning and hail hit the Twin Cities.

MINNEAPOLIS — Xcel Energy confirms that thousands of people remain without power late Monday morning after an hours-long storm rocked the Twin Cities metro area.

An interactive map shows 234 separate outages are impacting more than 5,600 customers as of 10:30 a.m. You can check the Xcel Energy outage map here.

Thunder, lightning, torrential rain and hail started Sunday evening and continued into early Monday morning.

Golf ball-sized hail was reported in Chaska, and in Loretto photos of hail the size of a baseball were shared on social media.

Bloomington fire officials said on their Twitter feed that crews responded to at least two separate house fires, and were also busy clearing downed trees and limbs from roads. 

The National Weather Service in Chanhassen reported 5.23 inches of rain fell in the last 24 hours, but things will clear out Monday morning.

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