State of Emergency declared in Dodge County

Could be three days before power is fully restored.

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 5:30 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2019 7:07 PM

MANTORVILLE, Minn. – A state of emergency is declared in Dodge County after a devastating storm leaves thousands without power.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says the storm left over 4,340 homes without electricity at peak but as of 6 pm, power has been restored to almost 900 homes.  That still leaves 3.472 homes without power for Thursday night and it could be 24 to 72 hours before power is back on for everyone in Dodge County.

Multiple township and county roads have been closed and blocked with barricades due to downe power poles and lines.  Closed until at least Friday morning are:

- County Road 16 - Between CR11 and 252 Ave

- County Road 4 - at intersection of 230th Ave

- County Road 13 - Between CR 6 West and East

The Sheriff's Office says law enforcement, state and county plows, and local tow companies worked all day long helping stranded motorists stuck both in the roadways and ditches.

Emergency shelters for Ddoge County residents have been established at the following locations:

Dodge Center- Faith Lutheran Church 308 2nd St NW
OPEN NOW
• Shelter up to 100
• Has wifi
• Bring blankets/ pillows
• Bring needed medications
• Bring cell phone/ charger
• Has bathrooms but no showers
• Pets OK if kennel brought with

DODGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
22 East 6th Street Dept 201, Mantorville MN 55955 phone 507-635-6200 fax 507-635-6225
Hayfield- Trinity Lutheran Church 104 1st St SE
OPEN NOW
• Bring pillows/ blankets
• Bring cell phone/ charger

Kasson/ Mantorville- KM High School 101 16th St NE
OPEN NOW
• Beds for 60-65
• Can shelter 100-150
• No pets unless service animals
• Bring blankets/pillow
• Bring cell phone/ charge
• Bathrooms and showers available- bring toiletries to include bath towel
• Wifi available

West Concord - Old Funeral home building west of fire department
OPEN NOW
• No pets unless service animals
• Bring blankets/pillow
• Bring cell phone/ charge
• Bathrooms available

Claremont- not opening a shelter unless needed

Extra patrols are on duty, watching areas without service and roadways that are barricaded.

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