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Storm Snaps 14 Power Poles In Apple Valley

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s a bizarre sight along a stretch of Pilot Knob Road, between County Road 42 and County Road 46 in Apple Valley.

Fire Chief Nealon Thompson said he’s hasn’t seen anything like it — 14 power poles snapped.

“I’ve seen one or two here and there, but to have 14 over about one mile? Yeah, pretty significant,” Thompson said.

The poles snapped about 20 feet up, landing on a car.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

Thompson said the young man was not hurt, but it’s not recommended that you get out of a car after it’s hit by a power pole.

“We wish you to stay inside the car, especially during a thunderstorm,” he said. “You are safe, we don’t want you to step outside and get electrocuted.”

Crews are working to replace the poles and get the road open again to traffic.

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