Over 4,500 in Rochester are Without Power
Afternoon thunderstorms have left thousands in Rochester without power.
Rochester Public Utilities tweeted that over 4,500 customers are without power at this time. RPU crews are busy working to identify the problem and restore power as quickly as possible. Do not ever go near downed power lines, but report them instead by calling 507-280-9191.
RPU customers w/o power has topped 4,500 currently. All available crews and staff are working on addressing cust. needs. #rochmn
— RPU (@rpuoutages) June 12, 2017
Listeners are also reporting several stoplights are out around town. Please be careful as you are traveling around Rochester.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 7pm for a large portion of southern Minnesota. Counties included Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Waseca, Watowan and Winona counties.