Photo credit: Jeremy Williams – Marshall Public Schools

MARSHALL (KMHL) – Cleanup is underway in southwest Minnesota after strong storms moved through the Marshall area last night. The storms knocked out power to area several area communities, knocked down trees and even caused some structural damage in the Marshall area.

In Marshall, the most noticeable damage occurred at the new Marshall School District’s CTE Center. A large storage shed on the property was knocked down. The district was using the buildingfor storage. According to the National Weather Service, a wind gust of 74 mph was recorded nearby by equipment at the Marshall airport.

Power was also knocked out in several communities including Ghent, Milroy, Wood Lake, Milroy, rural areas north of Minneota and in portions of Redwood Falls.

The National Weather Service did not issue any tornado warnings with the storms, but the storms did contain strong straight line winds. The weather service has not confirmed any reports of tornadoes, at this time.

Photo Credit: Diane Goblish Anderson

The fast-moving storms also knocked down many trees and branches in area communities as they sped through.