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Outage strikes more than 1,000 customers in Woodbury area

Some Woodbury residents and businesses experienced a power outage this morning.

According to Xcel Energy, 1,188 customers between western Woodbury and eastern Maplewood were without power at 5:47 a.m. The outage was expected to last until 9:42 a.m., according to the utility.

Witnesses said a transformer near Century Avenue and Upper Afton Road appeared to be damaged. It was not immediately clear if that transformer was related to the outage.

Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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