Storm update: report downed power lines, and watch for traffic signals that are out

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and City crews are out clearing downed trees from streets this morning, following last night's storm. Xcel Energy is also working to restore power to people who've been affected by outages.

To stay safe after the storm, be careful and watch out for downed power lines and traffic signals that are not working:

Downed power lines

Residents should stay away from downed power lines and report their location to Xcel Energy at 1-800-895-4999. All downed power lines, even if they’re not moving or sparking, are dangerous and should never be approached. To report an outage, or to receive outage information or restoration estimates, customers are asked to call Xcel Energy’s outage line at 1-800-895-1999.

Traffic signals

Traffic signals are out in areas without power. It’s important for drivers to remember that if the signal at an intersection is not working, treat the intersection as a four-way stop.

Published Jun 22, 2013