Posted at 7:36 AM on February 29, 2012
by Jon Gordon
Filed under: Weather
Via MPR News Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner:
Xcel Energy reports 19,212 power outages as of 7:30am. ow.ly/i/u3uF— MPR Weather (@MPRweather) February 29, 2012
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."