Xcel Energy Gears Up Extra Crews Ahead Of Winter StormIn Southern Minnesota, we could see snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour in some spots where the heaviest band lines up. It's possible more than a foot falls in the southern part of the state.
2 I-90 Rest Area Buildings Closed Due To Power OutagesTwo rest area buildings along Interstate 90 near Rochester are closed Thursday due to power outages, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Blizzard Knocks Out Power To Tens Of ThousandsAs of 2 p.m., about 13,000 customers in southern Minnesota, 5,500 customers in South Dakota, and 5,000 in the Twin Cities are without power, according to Xcel Energy.
5,500 Without Power In Twin CitiesAdditionally, about 16,000 were without power earlier in the day in the Bloomington and Richfield areas.
Anticipating Weekend Snow, Xcel Energy Increases Staff & Offers TipsAs a major storm heads towards Minnesota with the possibility of causing power outages, Xcel Energy is increasing employees for the weekend and is offering tips to stay safe.
Storm Leaves Hundreds Without Power In Grand Rapids, Kettle RiverA fast moving storm Thursday morning has left hundreds without electric service in Grand Rapids and Kettle River.
Strong Storms Leave Thousands Without Power In Northern MinnesotaNorthern Minnesota is once again recovering from massive storms with thousands of homes without power Thursday morning.
Xcel: Nearly 15K Customers Without Power In MetroThousands in the metro may be without power during one of the hottest stretches of weather this summer. Just before 6 a.m., Xcel Energy Center reported that over 21,000 customers in the metro were without power.
Thousands Still Without Power After StormsTwo days after powerful storms hit the metro, thousands of people are still without power. High winds knocked down two high voltage power lines around Rogers on Tuesday night. It made 15 miles of roadway impassable.
East Coast Storms Cause MSP Flight Delays, CancelationsA number of flights out of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have already been cancelled Saturday morning because of the bad weather on the East Coast. Thousands are delayed or cancelled nationwide. Anyone with plans to fly out this weekend is advised to check the airline's website for any changes before heading to the airport.
Good Question: How Do Crews Get The Power Back On?As of late Monday afternoon, all the Xcel Energy customers in Metro area affected by Friday night's storm had their power restored. So, how do crews get the power back on? Good Question.
Xcel Energy Outages Drop To 50K; Power Back To All By MondayAs the Twin Cities area cleans up from overnight storms, Xcel Energy says around 96,000 customers were still without power by Saturday afternoon, mostly in the western and eastern Twin Cities metro area.
EF-1 Tornado Hits Carver Co., Thousands Without Power In Twin Cities MetroThe National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado touched down in Carver County early Saturday morning during a loud and windy night of severe weather throughout the Twin Cities metro. The tornado caused extensive damage to trees and homes in Watertown and neighboring Hollywood Township.
Xcel Energy: About 7K Twin Cities Residents Without Power TuesdayThousands of Twin Cities residents are without power Tuesday evening. Xcel Energy says about 5,000 people are affected in the South St. Paul area, and about 2,000 around northeast Minneapolis.
High Winds Lead To Power Outages For 8,000 Xcel CustomersHigh winds in the Twin Cities are responsible for as many as 8,000 Xcel customers losing their power.