MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds were without power and a highway was closed Thursday morning after a crash hit power lines in the west metro.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that the crash happened before sunrise near the intersection of Highway 7 and Christmas Lake Road, just southwest of Excelsior.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: 80,000 Without Power After Blustery Storms Sweep Through Metro
Highway 7 was closed in both directions as crews worked to clear the scene.READ MORE: Judge To Decide On Evidence Allowed At Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
The crash knocked down power lines in the area, leading to outages affecting around 1,500 people.MORE NEWS: What Is The Key To A Long Life?
Xcel Energy sent crews to fix the power lines.