Hundreds of Xcel Crews Work to Restore Power
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Xcel Energy says some customers who lost power in weekend storms in Wisconsin and Minnesota might not have service restored until Tuesday or Wednesday.
The utility company says about 14,500 customers in the two states are still without service as hundreds of Xcel crews to restore power. More than 165,000 customers lost service since Sunday when severe storms caused extensive damage to the region's power grid.
Xcel says there are still 284 transformers and about 1,120 individual service lines in need of repair. Five-hundred employees and Xcel contractors worked to restore service.
The company says if the severe weather in the forecast causes additional damage, the restoration could take even longer.