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Minnesota Power working to restore outages

Crews are working to restore power throughout the day. Crews are working to restore power throughout the day. | 

Updated: March 30, 2020 03:52 AM

Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power says heavy, wet snow brought down numerous power lines and power poles across the company’s service area, causing numerous outages, which affected about 5900 customers at the height of it on Sunday.

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Minnesota Power says as of 8:00 Sunday night, crews had reduced the number of customers affected to under 1,000. 

As of 7:00 Sunday night, the largest outages include about 200 customers in the Alborn and Meadowlands area, about 109 customers near Wrenshall, and 125 customers in and near Esko.

"We have called in 5 additional contractor crews from Xcel Energy to assist," Minnesota Power spokesperson Amy Rutledge said in an email.

Most of the other outages are smaller, scattered outages affecting fewer than 20 customers, Minnesota Power says.

"All available crews are out in full force working to restore power," Minnesota Power said in a news release.

Power is expected to be restored to most customers through the night, though some repairs affecting a small number of customers may extend into Monday morning.

For the latest updates, customers can visit their website.

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