2,800 lose power March 5 due to fuse at Hwy 36 and Co. Road 5

Xcel Energy says about 2,800 customers lost power around 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, due to a fuse that opened near Highway 36 and County Road 5. The outage affected western Stillwater, and many businesses lost power.

Online estimates said the power would come back around 3:30 p.m., but a company spokesperson expected it to be sooner. Speaking shortly before 2 p.m., he said power had been restored to many customers, and crews were working to restore power to the last customers.