Minneapolis–Dec. 24, 2020—Xcel Energy continues to respond to the severe winter storm that went through Minnesota yesterday (Wednesday).
More than 400 employees and contractors are part of the effort today to restore power for customers who remain without power.
Strong winds, combined with snow as we experienced with this storm knocked out power to a total of approximately 41,000 customers.
As of 7 a.m., 40,500 customers have had power restored while 500 remain without power.
When it comes to restoring power, officials say top priority is given to situations that threaten public safety, such as live downed wires.
Repair priority is based on what will restore power to the largest number of customers most quickly, such as transmission lines or feeder lines that serve large amounts of customers.