Heavy rain, hail, and high winds hit the area Tuesday afternoon, causing downed trees, broken branches, and knocking out power in some areas.
McLeod Co-op Power reported the storms took down power lines and caused numerous outages in townships across McLeod County and also a few outages in Renville and Sibley Counties.
Officials remind the public to stay away from any downed power lines, as they could still be energized.
The State Patrol says a semi-tractor-trailer was southbound on Highway 15 south of Hutchinson during the thunderstorm when a strong wind blew the lightly-loaded semi off the road and into the west ditch, where it rolled onto its side.
The driver, 62-year-old Jeffry Lee Gieseke of Mankato, was taken to Hutchinson Health for treatment of what were believed to be minor, non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident happened just after 3pm on Highway 15, near 150th Street. Thanks to KDUZ radio.