Strong thunderstorms overnight caused widespread power outages in the Twin Cities, including Eden Prairie.
As of noon Wednesday, Xcel Energy reported that more than 16,000 residences were still without power, some in Eden Prairie. However, that number was gradually dwindling as crews worked to fix issues.
According to an Xcel Energy press release, about 135,000 customers were impacted overnight in Minnesota and Wisconsin. More than 70 percent have been restored this morning.
An Eden Prairie spokesperson said the city was unaware of any significant damage to property in town. Crews are cleaning up tree debris in parks, but that seems to be the extent.
Several Eden Prairie schools were left without power this morning, according to a social media post. That prompted EP Schools to cancel Wednesday’s summer programming, ESY, Little Eagles, ECFE camps and EPIC programming at Lower Campus, Oak Point/Eagle Heights, Eden Lake and Central Middle School.
The district also announced that EPIC programming at Cedar Ridge would run as scheduled on Wednesday. Eagle Zone remains open for students who are dropped off by their families. For questions, contact EPIC@edenpr.org, or call 952-232-9321.