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Power outage strikes thousands in, around Woodbury

Thousands of Woodbury residents were without power this afternoon.

According to Xcel Energy, a power outage affecting Woodbury, Afton and St. Paul was affecting 6,118 customers. The outage began at 3:31 p.m. Thursday, according to Xcel.

Power was expected to be restored by 5:01 p.m., according to the utility company. A call seeking information about the outage was not immediately returned.

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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