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Power outage strikes thousands in, around Woodbury

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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.

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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.

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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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