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STORM UPDATE: Thousands still without power in the Twin Cities

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Scott Peterson, downtown Minneapolis Scott Peterson, downtown Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - High winds caused plenty of damage across the metro over the weekend -- downed trees, capsized sailboats and thousands without power on Sunday morning.

RAIN TOTALS: List of weekend rainfall totals

PHOTOS: Father's Day weekend storm damage

POWER OUTAGES

Xcel Energy crews are working to restore power to roughly 8,000 of the 106,000 Twin Cities customers left in the dark after the weekend storms. Due to the impact of the damage, outages could rise over the next 24 hours.

Officials expect service to be restored to 98 percent of customers by the end of the day on Sunday, and all power is expected to be back on Monday afternoon.

Crews from neighboring states are assisting local crews and will work through the night to restore service. By Sunday, about 500 linemen, contractors and support staff will be working on power restoration.

Xcel urges everyone to stay clear of downed power lines at all times. Should you encounter a downed power line, call 1-800-895-1999.

STORM DAMAGE





EVENTS CANCELED


The Minnesota State High School League postponed the baseball championship games until Monday.

The Green Line opening outdoor celebration was moved inside to the Union Depot.

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