Thousands still without power in Minnesota, Wisconsin as snow moves out of Midwest
Although utility providers have restored power for tens of thousands of customers following wintry storms this past week, thousands more are still without power in the upper Midwest Saturday.
Minnesota is among only four continental U.S. states still suffering from large outage numbers this weekend, falling fourth in line behind Maine, New Hampshire and New York on the PowerOutage.us map.
PowerOutage.us reports 13,255 Minnesota customers and 6,170 Wisconsin customers without power at the 8 a.m. hour Saturday.
Friday morning, those numbers surpassed 34,000 Minnesota customers and 28,000 Wisconsin customers.
Utility companies continue to urge safety as they work to restore power for their customers.
Additionally, crash numbers have continued to increase on state roads through the tail end of storms Friday night into Saturday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol reported 63 crashes overnight, broken down within the tweet below.
Numbers for city roads are not included in the above totals, as those crashes are reported by individual city agencies. Find more information about local road conditions on the KSTP traffic page.
Last week’s precipitation has passed, so additional power outages or spikes in crashes are not expected at this time, but some flurries are possible through Saturday before bitter temperatures move in next week.
Stay with Minnesota’s Weather Authority for the latest outdoor conditions.