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Nearly 20,000 without power after storm

Posted at 7:36 AM on February 29, 2012 by Jon Gordon
Filed under: Weather

Via MPR News Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner:

From Xcel energy Website:

"We are experiencing widespread power outages in Minnesota, especially in the metro area, due to winter weather conditions. As of 7 am on Wednesday, February 29th, we expect most customers experiencing outages to have their service restored by noon today. As the storm continues, new outages are possible and this restoration estimate could change."

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