Weather Forecast


Storm leaves power outages in south Washington County

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.

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.

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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