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Storm leaves power outages in south Washington County

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Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Some south Washington County homes were without power following a thunderstorm early Friday morning.

Xcel Energy reported 500 outages in an area that included Cottage Grove, Hastings and Afton. That outage was reported shortly after 3 a.m., as a thunderstorm with strong winds rolled through the area.

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More than 75 outages also were reported after 4 a.m. in St. Paul Park, according to Xcel Energy. A large section of central Woodbury also was without power.

The utility did not have an estimate Friday morning on when all power would be restored.

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