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Early morning power outages hit downtown St. Paul

More than 6,000 properties were without power at one point.

UPDATE 9 A.M.

Xcel Energy says that as of 8:49 a.m., all power was restored to affected customers in St. Paul.

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Power outages are affecting business and residents across downtown St. Paul on Tuesday morning.

Xcel Energy's outage map showed more than 6,400 customers were impacted as of 8 a.m. 

The utility told Bring Me The News the outages were the result of an issue with one of its sub-stations that serves part of St. Paul.

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It had already restored power to a number of customers, and told us at 7:45 a.m. that the remaining outages should be fixed within an hour.

Posts on social media show that the outages have been going on for a least an hour, and affected not just residents, but a number of businesses downtown too.

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