More than 6,000 lose power in south Washington County area

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More than 6,000 homes in the south Washington County were without power as a thunderstorm rolled through the area Tuesday evening.

An estimated 6,049 homes in Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Afton and Hastings were affected by the outage, Xcel Energy reported about 8:15 p.m.

Xcel Energy was in the process of restoring power after 9 p.m.