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Xcel Close To Restoring Power To Nearly 30,000 Customers

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Some Minnesotans are still without power after Sunday night’s storms knocked it out for about 30,000 people.

Tom Hoen, an Xcel Energy spokesperson, said crews worked “around the clock” Sunday night/Monday morning to restore power.

“And as of 11:30 this morning, we are down to less than 1,000 customers out,” he said.

Hoen said customers without power should check to make sure there’s no damage to equipment.

“If [customers] have damage to their equipment they need to get a licensed electrician out there to repair that damaged equipment before we can restore power to their home,” he said.

At one point during the storm, about 30,000 customers were without power, Hoen said.

High winds knocked down trees, which took down power lines as well.

If you see a downed power line, be careful, and call Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999.

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