Twin Cities wakes up to power outages, bitter cold, dangerous wind chill

  • Article by: TIM HARLOW, PAUL WALSH AND SUSAN HOGAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 31, 2014 - 10:36 PM

Xcel Energy says about 9,000 customers in the Twin Cities northern suburbs lost power for more than 90 minutes Friday morning due to a substation problem.

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zyxwvuJan. 31, 14 6:29 AM

it was bitter cold a few weeks ago, this is nothing by comparison. if you're prepared and dressed properly it's not a big deal. never seen so many snow days in a winter.

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t_stevensJan. 31, 14 7:58 AM

"It was not immediately known what caused the outage, said utility spokeswoman Patti Nystuen." Lie. These are happening all over the place, including last week HERE when the "pipeline broke" in Canada. Boy are the satan-worshipping globalists getting off. Just wait until EVERYTHING is shut off. What you saw in Atlanta due to the manufactured weather - people going nuts over two inches of snow - will look like kindergarten play compared to what is coming.

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melloncollieJan. 31, 14 8:23 AM

Next year Dayton should order the schools closed from Dec 1st through Jan 31st.

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nostrichJan. 31, 14 8:24 AM

t_stevens. Indubitably!

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optionJan. 31, 14 8:30 AM

This is the best winter we've had in years! If it's January in Minnesota, it might as well mean it! I'm loving every minute of it.

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yogiberraJan. 31, 14 8:35 AM

I have often noticed that when it snows it is cold. Coincidence? I think not!

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baseball91Jan. 31, 14 9:49 AM

There is a silent form of culture trying to turn Minnesota into a sunbelt state. Maybe it is this generation which has taken over positions of leadership without studying history. I question a few words of what I read here: "The National Weather Service says today’s high may ONLY reach 6 above with wind chill values as low as 22 below." This sounds too much like the meteorologist from Florida on one station, or any of the TV media who have come in from other states who think Kandiyohi County is a good place to spend Valentine's Day. I doubt the National Weather Service used the word ONLY, for the last day of January in their forecast.

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gailycJan. 31, 1410:19 AM

Blown fuse? Isn't that yesterday's technology? How about getting them circuit breakers?

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wa0tdaJan. 31, 1410:47 AM

Good bye and good riddance to January.

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bdm5980Jan. 31, 1411:26 AM

Gailyc-your house is much different than a substation. Substations have both. That fuse was likely 3-4' long by about 3" diameter; the breakers sit on a foundation. In any case, a 90 minute turnaround's pretty good considering need to identify, go there, isolate the problem and install. No I don't work for the power company.

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