Saturday, December 15, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Chevy Suburban left the pole damaged, 'dangling' by wires.
No one was hurt when a Chevy Suburban plowed into a utility pole at Seventh Street and 57th Avenue NE in Fridley Tuesday evening. But the crash left the pole at the northeast corner of the intersection in bad shape—"hanging from the wires, danging," Fridley Police Sgt. Rick Cesare said. "It sheared [the pole] off." One commenter at the Fridley Patch Facebook page observed at about 5:20 p.m. that the SUV also was "heavily damaged." Another commenter said she "was having issues [with her utilities]." Utility crews appeared to be preparing to make repairs at 8 p.m., more than two hours after the crash. Pedestrians needed to give the damaged pole a wide berth, warned one utility worker surveying the scene. Barricades blocked traffic on Seventh…
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Find out which residents will be without electricity for 36 hours.
Fifteen electrical customers in the Fridley area are experiencing power outages Saturday night, 24 hours after storms rolled through the Twin Cities. Five Fridley customers will wait more than 36 hours for the juice to return, according to Xcel Energy's online outage map. Located near Riverview Heights Park in Fridley's northwest corner, the unlucky customers were among the first in Fridley to lose power Friday night, at 11:30 p.m. Like the other 10 customers in scattered locations across the city, they can plan on getting electricity back on by noon Sunday, Xcel said. Here are the Fridley-area outages Xcel is showing at 11:30 p.m. Saturday: As of 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Xcel showed 149 separate outages in the Twin Cities metro area, …
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, July 2, 2012
Xcel Energy predicted electricity would return at 11:36 p.m. Monday.
Update (1 a.m. Tuesday): Two Fridley customers remain without power, according to Xcel Energy, after a steamy evening in which as many as 200 in Fridley and Columbia Heights lost electricity. Update (10 p.m. Monday): Resident Tami Diehm tweeted to Fridley Patch just before 10 p.m. that power at her home had returned earlier than expected. Xcel Energy's online outage map still shows about 200 customers without power in Fridley and Columbia Heights. Is your power off or back on? Leave a comment with your location (block or intersection) below. Follow Fridley Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Original post (8:30 p.m. Monday): Nearly 200 customers in Fridley and Columbia Heights lost power Monday evening…
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday's storms led to outages that have lingered into Monday.
More than 100 customers in Fridley still lack power Monday morning after storms ushered in outages Sunday evening. Restoration of power for 106 Fridley homes is "in progress," according to Xcel Energy's online outage map. More than 200 customers were without power Sunday evening but roughly half had electrical service restored overnight.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Electricity should be back for most by noon.
Storms overnight left 85 customers in Fridley without electricity, according to Xcel Energy's online map of outages. Most of those should have power restored by 11:49 a.m. Sunday, according to the utility company's estimate. One individual customer may have to wait until 8 p.m Sunday. How have weekend storms affected you—flooding, power outages, something else? Leave a comment below or post a photo.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Xcel map shows spots in East River Road, Mounds View without electrical service.
The winter storm has taken a toll on electrical service in several local spots, including in Fridley near Manomin Park and at many locations to the east in Mounds View. That's according to Xcel Energy's online map of outages as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. (See the map here.) Xcel advises customers to call 1-800-895-1999 to report an outage. Have you lost power? After you've reported it to Xcel, leave a comment below to share your experience.