Sunday, February 3, 2013
And was there really enough juice at the half-lit Superdome to light up the city of Fridley?
Here is a sampling of local commentary on Twitter about the Super Bowl on Sunday and the power outage that darkened half the New Orleans Superdome just after play resumed in the second half. If you can't see the Storify above, read it at Storify.com.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Some people had the Mayans on their minds when thousands in areas south and east of Fridley lost power Saturday.
What was your experience of the power outage Saturday night in Columbia Heights, New Brighton, St. Anthony and Minneapolis? See what other people said in the Storify above (or at Storify.com) and leave a comment below.
A downed line was to blame. Most customers had electrical service restored by 7:50 p.m. Saturday in Columbia Heights, St. Anthony, New Brighton and Minneapolis.
Update (8 p.m. Saturday): Equipment failure—a downed power line—left as many as 3,700 Xcel Energy customers without electricity Saturday evening for more than an hour. But the line is back up, according to an Xcel spokesperson, and the major outage, which lasted one hour and 12 minutes, is over. See what people said and did in the dark, while it lasted. About 80 customers still without power may have to wait until about 10:30 p.m. or later, according to Xcel's online outage map. Update (7:50 p.m. Saturday): Power is back for most of the 2,000 customers who lost it Saturday evening in areas south and east of Fridley. About 80 customers in Columbia Heights, St. Anthony and New Brighton remain without electrical service, and for most of them …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
It was Friday Night Lights-out after storms swept through. Power will be back by 11 p.m. Saturday, Xcel Energy said.
Update (7:30 a.m. Saturday): Thirty-seven customers in the Fridley area are without power Saturday morning after storms raced through Friday night. More than 100 customers in the area of Osborne Road NE in Spring Lake Park now have electricity back—later than the original estimate of 3:13 a.m. but before the revised estimate of 11 p.m. Saturday. But smaller outages in other areas turned out to be affecting more customers than first reported Friday night. The Fridley area now accounts for eight of Xcel Energy's logged 208 separate outages in the greater Twin Cities area, and about a hundredth of the nearly 4,000 metro customers without power Saturday morning, according to the utility's online outage map. Numbers to call: Medical Emergency…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Xcel Energy estimates it will restore electric service Wednesday morning.
Update (11:05 a.m.): All customers in Fridley except the 31 who lost power at 9:29 a.m. Wednesday now have electricity again. Update (10:30 a.m.): One group of Fridley customers got electric service back after an early morning outage, but another area remains without power and two more areas have lost power, according to Xcel Energy. A Concerto Curve NE resident let Fridley Patch know via Twitter that power was out on her street as of 5:36 a.m. By 8:50 a.m. it was back on, she tweeted—earlier than Xcel had estimated. However, 49 Fridley customers who lost power at 2:31 a.m. saw one estimated restoration time pass and now can look forward to electrical service being restored by 11:38 a.m. And 32 more Fridley customers have lost power as the…
Monday, March 19, 2012
More than 200 customers may be without power until later Monday.
Heavy rain hit Fridley and Anoka County Monday evening, knocking out power for more than 200 area customers, according to Xcel Energy. One group of 48 customers in Fridley lost power shortly before 8 p.m. and can expect it to be restored by 11:30 p.m. Another group, including 171 in Fridley and Columbia Heights, lost power at about 6:30 p.m. and can expect it back by 10 p.m., the utility company said. One resident near East River Road and Osborne Road NE reported flickering lights at the Fridley Patch Facebook page shortly after 9 p.m. Some roads in areas around Fridley had standing water, according to Facebook comments. The National Weather Service predicts thunderstorms may continue or return over the next several days.