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Xcel: Hundreds Lose Power Overnight In Metro, May Be Heat-Related

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — After another day in the 90s, the heat and humidity is starting to take a toll on some Twin Cities residents.

Officials with Xcel Energy reported hundreds of power outages across the metro Wednesday night. While they haven’t said exactly why, we know days like these put a lot of demand on power drugs, with all of those air conditioners running.

Power is now, for the most part, restored in the Twin Cities. Officials said to save energy during hot days, turn your thermostat up a few degrees during the day if you’re gone at work. Also, closing your blinds and not letting that hot sun into your home can ease the stress on your home cooling units.

Thursday is expected to be the hottest day of the week with a high in the middle 90s. With the humidity, heat indexes are expected to reach 100 degrees or even higher. The heat will finally begin to subside Friday morning before a bigger cool down for the weekend.

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