MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thousands of Twin Cities residents were without power early Tuesday evening.

Xcel Energy says about 5,000 people were affected in the South St. Paul area, and about 2,000 around northeast Minneapolis. By 10 p.m., the number of homes without power fell into the hundreds.

Tuesday’s extreme heat and severe weather are most likely to blame for these outages.

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