Xcel Energy readies crews as severe wind storm predicted for Minnesota

Damaging winds in excess of 65 miles per hour and thunderstorms with a potential of forming tornadoes are predicted to hit southern and eastern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, tonight, and Xcel Energy Inc. says it’ll be ready.

According to the National Weather Service, a high wind advisory will be in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday night to 6 a.m. Thursday. The weather service also says that travel will be difficult as the high winds are expected to knock down both trees and power lines, while…


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