Winter storm causes widespread power outages in area, travel headaches

A winter storm has caused headaches for homeowners and travelers in the KLGR-area since yesterday.

Redwood Electric Cooperative reported that half of their customers were without power at one point Monday evening. Xcel Energy reported over 1,000 customers without power in the area at the same time. Other electric companies reported numerous outages.

The Highway Patrol in Minnesota is reporting dozens of crashes, several with injuries. There have not been any reports in our area. The bad weather resulted in nearly 100 flight cancellations and more than 150 delays at the Minneapolis airport as of mid-afternoon.

 

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