Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Police a few blocks away heard the noises, which were attributed to blown underground energy transformers.
Underground transformers apparently blew along Parkwood Drive near Valley Creek Road early Tuesday morning, sounding off several loud booms and waking residents. Officers a few blocks away heard the booms, said Michelle Okada, Public Safety spokeswoman. “It sounds like it was pretty loud,” she said. A resident told Patch there was a bright flash of white light and a “huge explosion” at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. Police checked the area and didn’t find any obvious problems, and Xcel Energy crews were called in to investigate, Okada said. There was no fire. Residents did report power outages in the area, she said. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The fire broke out Tuesday night at a townhome near the Oakdale movie theater.
When Woodbury firefighters got the call about a blaze in Oakdale, they could see the smoke as soon as they left the Radio Drive station. The Oakdale Fire Department got the call a little after 7 p.m. Tuesday. The townhome partially collapsed and the unit was “completely destroyed,” said Kevin Wold, deputy fire chief in Oakdale. The residents were home at the time but escaped unharmed. No firefighters were injured. Woodbury sent an engine and ladder truck to the scene and “put out a lot of fire,” said Woodbury Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren. “The guys did a nice job,” he said. The townhome is part of a seven-unit complex at the 1100 block of Hillvale Avenue North in Oakdale, near Carmike Cinemas. Coordination between area departments, along with …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Smoke was billowing from the windows of the townhome Tuesday afternoon in a “significant fire,” according to Woodbury Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren.
Woodbury crews responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon at a townhome at the 8600 block of Quarry Ridge Lane. A laptop computer had been left running on a couch, sparking the blaze, said Woodbury Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren. “It was a significant fire,” he said. The call came in at 2:16 p.m. and crews arrived at the scene minutes later. Nobody was home at the time, and no firefighters were injured while battling the blaze. A neighbor called 911. The woman who lives at the townhome was at work. A neighbor told authorities the smell of smoke had been in the air since about 10 a.m., Wallgren said. Firefighters forced their way into the home, which suffered “extensive damage,” he said. “The home will not be livable,” Wallgren said. Smoke from the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The incident happened at about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday morning.
A Woodbury man was hospitalized Tuesday following a single-car crash on Dale Road. The 60-year-old was traveling westbound on Dale Road when he apparently lost control of the Honda and crashed into a tree and utility pole, said Scott Melander, traffic officer with the Woodbury Public Safety Department. There was “significant damage to the vehicle,” he said, but the extent of the driver’s injuries were unknown at about noon on Tuesday. The call came in at 7:16 a.m., Melander said, and the ground was dry at the time of the crash, which occurred at the 8600 block of Dale Road. The man was traveling alone. There are indications the man swerved, but the cause of the crash remains under investigation, Melander said. Like Patch on Facebook | …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The heat advisory is in effect from noon to 10 p.m. Monday.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Woodbury and the Twin Cities area today from noon to 10 p.m. today, July 2. * TEMPERATURE...HIGHS TODAY WILL VARY FROM 92 TO 97...AND DEW POINTS WILL BE IN THE LOWER 70S. THIS WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES FROM 100 TO 108 ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. * FORECAST...DEPENDING ON HOW WIDESPREAD THE STORMS ARE TONIGHT... THE HEAT MAY RETURN QUICKLY ON TUESDAY...OR IT MAY BE SLIGHTLY DELAYED UNTIL WEDNESDAY. EITHER WAY...HOT WEATHER IS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE MIDDLE AND LATTER PART OF THE WEEK. ADDITIONAL WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED THROUGH FRIDAY. * IMPACTS...THE HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO A HEIGHTENED RISK OF HEAT RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS. IF…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Xcel Engery says crews are working to restore power Tuesday morning. Is power out in your neighborhood?
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, …