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Power outage in south Washington County hits over 4,800 Xcel customers

Nearly 5,000 Xcel Energy customers in the south Washington County area were without power for a time Thursday morning.

Power went out to 4,843 customers in Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Hastings and Afton. The outage started at 8:12 a.m. and power was restored to all customers by 9:30 a.m., said Xcel Energy spokeswoman Mary Sandok.

Xcel had not determined the cause of the outage, Sandok said.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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