Xcel says power restored for all customers hit by weekend storm

Xcel Energy says it has restored power to all of its customers following the weekend storm.

At the height of the outages, as many as 280,000 customers were impacted, according to the company.

The vast majority of customers had their power back on by Monday morning, with the company’s outage map showing just over 700 people without electricity across Minnesota and Wisconsin. However, crews were able to restore power to those remaining people Monday afternoon.

The heavy snow and strong winds took down trees and power lines all over the state Friday night into Saturday morning, leading to widespread outages.

There was still an emergency shelter set up for residents in the east metro at King of Kings Chruch in Woodbury. It reopened at 8 a.m. Monday for those still without power.

Anyone still without power should check for damage to their mast, which is the electric connection to each home, Xcel Energy says. If that’s damaged, an electrician will need to make repairs and then have it inspected before service can be restored. More information on that can be found online.

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