Hundreds of power line workers have restored service to most of the 106,000 Xcel Energy customers who went down in weekend storms. All but a couple hundred customers had power by Monday morning.
The latest round of strong storms with frequent lightning and heavy rain has knocked out power to thousands across the Twin Cities. Officials with Xcel Energy said power was out for about 106,000 customers in the Twin Cities and southeastern Minnesota after high winds and heavy rain moved across the state Saturday.
Tens of thousands of metro residents are without power Saturday afternoon due to high winds, according to an Xcel Energy spokeswoman. As of 1 p.m., there are about 12,000 customers without power in the metro area; 10,000 are in the western metro and 2,000 in the eastern metro.
Officials with Xcel Energy said crews are out in full force trying to restore power to thousands who had it knocked out late Thursday night after our latest winter blast. As of about 10 a.m. Friday, nearly 500 outages still have about 4,400 customers in Minnesota and 5,000 in Wisconsin.
Thousands of people are still waiting for their power to come back on after severe storms tore a path from St. Cloud to the Twin Cities Tuesday night.
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.
Xcel Energy crews are concentrating on restoring power to the final Minnesota customers still without electricity after last weekend’s storms.
The National Weather Service says several communities in west-central Minnesota are experiencing flash flooding following severe thunderstorms. Meteorologist Chris Franks says streets in Morris, Glenwood and Starbuck are among those that flooded after big downpours.
Bemidji residents are dealing with widespread damage and no power after severe weather ripped through the area late Monday night.
The heat is putting stress on the power grid, but Xcel Energy says it’s ready.
Severe thunderstorms overnight across the Twin Cities metro have wreaked havoc once again, toppling trees and knocking out power to tens of thousands of people.
Heavy rain and winds have wreaked havoc throughout the metro Saturday evening.
Xcel Energy said it’s ready to meet the challenge posed by the extended heat wave.
Power companies reported they were restoring power for thousands of customers left in the dark after thunderstorms rolled through the region overnight.
Thousands of people in the Fargo area remained without electricity on Tuesday after strong storms the night before knocked out power to an estimated 26,000 people in the metro area, along with hundreds more in rural areas.