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UPDATE: Heavy storm damage reported in Crow Wing County and Cass County

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl reports as a result of this morning's severe thunderstorms earlier, the areas of Crow Wing County Road 115, Ojibwa Road and Crow Wing County Road 127 areas sustained heavy damage.

Katie Otto snapped this photo of the Babe the Blue Ox statue topped by Thursday's thunderstorm at This Old Farm off Highway 18 east of Brainerd.
Katie Otto snapped this photo of the Babe the Blue Ox statue topped by Thursday's thunderstorm at This Old Farm off Highway 18 east of Brainerd.

Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl reports as a result of this morning's severe thunderstorms earlier, the areas of Crow Wing County Road 115, Ojibwa Road and Crow Wing County Road 127 areas sustained heavy damage.

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Emergency crews are working in those areas to open roads and restore power. Dahl asked that those not part of the emergency crews or residents of these areas to stay out.

"There have already been numerous reports of persons in the area taking photographs and driving through road closed signs. If you are located in these areas, and don't belong there at this time, you may be cited by law enforcement," Dahl said in a news release.

Also as a result of the severe thunderstorms, the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds sustained damages. Subsequently the fair will not open to the public until 1 p.m. today. If you are not a vendor within the grounds, or part of an organized clean up or emergency crew, please do not attempt to enter the fairgrounds. Law enforcement will be manning the gates to ensure a timely and safe cleanup for those working hard to get the fair open and operational.

No travel is advised in the Lake Shore area between Bar Harbor and the Lake Shore City Hall.

Related Topics: CROW WING COUNTY FAIR
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