Xcel Energy says it’s working to restore power to several metro area cities, including Woodbury, where there were hundreds of reported outages Tuesday morning.
Most of the power outages were concentrated around the intersection of Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive.
Check out the map of local outages. (The number had shrunk significantly by 5:17 p.m.)
On its website, Xcel Energy had updated its statement:
Severe thunderstorms that moved through the Minneapolis metro area early this morning caused significant damage to our electric system. Throughout the event, about 104,000 customers were impacted. Currently, about 14,000 customers remain without power. We are expecting the vast majority of customers to be restored by 11 p.m., Wednesday, June 20. Additional severe weather is expected later today and may cause restoration estimates to change.
On the Woodbury Patch Facebook page, one resident said power in the Valley Creek Road-Woodbury Drive area came back on around 8 a.m., while another reported Montrose Road was out in the Royal Oaks neighborhood and several big trees were down.
In other weather-related news, due to heavy rain last night, all grass fields at the will remain closed today, Tuesday, June 19. Non-grass fields (baseball/softball) at BSC and other fields in the city are open.