Updated: Thousands Temporarily Left Without Power In, Around Maple Grove Tuesday
Portions of Maple Grove, Dayton, Osseo, Hamel, Rogers and Corcoran were impacted by the power outage Tuesday afternoon.
A power outage left 5,145 Xcel Energy customers without power Tuesday afternoon.
The outage started about 12:15 p.m. and was restored about 1:32 p.m. Tuesday, according to Xcel Energy media representative Tom Hoen. The Xcel Energy outage map indicated restoration was “in progress” as of 2:10 p.m.
The outage was due to a cable failure, Hoen said.
Customers in the northwest corner of Maple Grove as well as the portions of the surrounding communities of Dayton, Osseo, Hamel, Rogers and Corcoran were impacted.
Update: 2:46 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
According to the Xcel Energy outage map, the larger outage of more than 5,000 customers is no longer in effect. However, outages were now shown for a total of 1,883 customers in Maple Grove and Osseo which began at around 2:15 p.m. with expected restoration by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Xcel Energy could not confirm whether the additional outages were to the larger outage occurring shortly after noon.
Updated 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
Yet another update to the Xcel Energy outage map is reflecting 3,344 customers in the Maple Grove, Osseo area without power as of 1:52 p.m. with expected restoration 3:47 p.m. As of 3:20 p.m., the estimated restoration time was pushed out to 4:17 p.m.
Updated 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18
Despite an estimated restoration time of 4:28 p.m., the Xcel Energy continues to report an outage for 3,344 Maple Grove and Osseo residents. Some areas included, according to residents on the Maple Grove Patch Facebook page near Weaver Lake Elementary and Church of the Open Door.
Updated 5:15 p.m. Sept. 18
Power outage maps on the Xcel Energy website indicate power has returned to several neighborhoods in the Maple Grove, but remains out for 1,476 customers since 1:52 p.m. The estimated restoration time has not been updated to a time later than 4:28 p.m.
According to the ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools Facebook page, power was out at both Rush Creek Elementary and Weaver Lake Elementary during the afternoon Tuesday.
Updated 6 p.m. Sept. 18
Outages continue in Maple Grove, according to the Xcel Energy outage map, with new reports of outages. One reported at 5:10 p.m. impacting 653 customers and with an estimated restoration of 6:40 p.m.. The outage reported at 1:52 p.m., impacting 1,476 customers, has an estimated updated restoration time of 8 p.m.
Updated 8:45 p.m. Sept. 18
The number of outages declined as the evening continued, according to the Xcel Energy outage map, with less than 400 customers impacted in the Maple Grove area.
Updated 6 a.m. Sept. 19
Xcel Energy is reported power as restored to the impacted areas.
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