STORM UPDATE: Thousands still without power in the Twin Cities - KMSP-TV

STORM UPDATE: Thousands still without power in the Twin Cities

Posted: Updated:
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.

GET THE FOX 9 WEATHER APP

iPhone: http://bit.ly/lcP0qS

Android: http://goo.gl/pmLdX



  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Md. elementary school closed after feral cat found inside building

    Md. elementary school closed after feral cat found inside building

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:21:00 GMT
    You've heard of snow days and weather days, but kids at one Maryland elementary school were sent home Friday because of something very different: a feral cat.
    You've heard of snow days and weather days, but kids at one Maryland elementary school were sent home Friday because of something very different: a feral cat.
  • 28 new foods at Minnesota State Fair in 2014

    28 new foods at Minnesota State Fair in 2014

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-06-25 18:57:53 GMT
    The Minnesota State Fair is adding 28 new foods to the already massive, artery-clogging list of 500 foods from 300 different vendors. New food include everything from a bacon-wrapped turkey leg and beer gelato to a shrimp dog and chocolate salami.
    The Minnesota State Fair is adding 28 new foods to the already massive, artery-clogging list of 500 foods from 300 different vendors. New food include everything from a bacon-wrapped turkey leg and beer gelato to a shrimp dog and chocolate salami.
  • VIDEO: St. Paul cops use Taser on father in front of children

    VIDEO: St. Paul cops use Taser on father in front of children

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:20:32 GMT
    Recently-released cell phone footage of an arrest made by St. Paul police at the end of January is triggering outrage against two white officers who used a Taser on a black man in front of his children at their school.
    Recently-released cell phone footage of an arrest made by St. Paul police at the end of January is triggering outrage against two white officers who used a Taser on a black man in front of his children at their school.
Widgets Magazine
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices