Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Event impacted over 4,000 customers.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Sanna
Wednesday, January 30
Update 11:19 a.m. 1/31/12: In an interview with Patch Thursday morning, an Xcel Energy spokesperson said Wednesday night's outage was caused by an underground cable, which failed around 6 p.m. The spokesperson could not provide the specific technical reason the cable failed, but said that such failures—caused by everything from defects in cables to lightening strikes—do happen from time to time. The outage ultimately impacted 4,250 Xcel Energy customers in St. Louis Park and Minneapolis. Power was restored to the last customer just after 8 p.m. Original story: Correction: This story previously listed the incorrect day of the outages. Wednesday night, more than 4,000 St. Louis Park residents were plunged into darkness. According to Xcel …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Upwards of 300 customers were without power for some time Wednesday morning.
Xcel Energy has restored power to northwest St. Louis Park after a brief outage this morning. Upwards of 300 customers were without power at one time. It is unclear what caused the outages. There are still a few lingering outages in the metro area. You can see a map here.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Xcel Energy has been dealing with outages throughout the day.
Update (10 p.m) - Power seems to have been restored across St. Louis Park. You can see a metro area outage map here. Update (5 p.m.) - An additional 246 customers reportedly lost power along Minnetonka Boulevard at around 3:30 p.m. Power is expected to be restored to this area by 8 p.m. Update (2:10 p.m.) - Power has largely been restored to St. Louis Park, with only a few outages now scattered across town. The current restoration estimate for remaining outages is 11 p.m. Wednesday, but the timeframe is being adjusted as crews work. 8:50 a.m. - More than 200 St. Louis Park residents awoke to power outages Tuesday morning. Xcel Energy reported that 234 St. Louis Park customers had outages as of 5:20 a.m. The outages were largely clustered …