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Update: Hundreds Impacted by Power Outage in Maple Grove, Rogers, Hanover Friday Morning

After an hour long outage, power was restored to the impacted Wright-Hennepin customers.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 11:05 a.m.

According to an update on Twitter by Wright Hennepin, power was restored to the impacted customers about 11:03 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

As of 12:15 p.m., Wright-Hennepin spokesperson told Patch in an email that the outage was caused when the "substation transformer’s protective relay was inadvertently tripped, which caused the outage."

A protective relay is designed to shut down the substation if something isn’t working properly for safety reasons, according to the spokesperson. When it was tripped, it shut down the substation.

Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 10:30 a.m.

Approximately 1,041 Wright-Hennepin Cooperative customers are without power Friday morning after a power outage about 10 a.m., according to the Wright Hennepin website.

The communities of northwestern Maple Grove and portions of Rogers, Hanover and Greenfield are impacted by the outage, said WH Communications Specialist Lindsay Scherer. The reason for the outage has not yet been determined.

Crews have been dispatched, she said. As of 10:30 a.m. Friday, no estimated time for power restoration has been determined.

Patch will provide additional updates as they become available.

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