Power outages impacting Claremont and Dodge Center

(ABC 6 News) – Xcel Energy crews are working to restore power for people in Claremont and Dodge Center.

Friday night’s strong storms uprooted trees and caused numerous branches to fall onto power lines.

Xcel crews are assessing the damage, but couldn’t provide a timeframe for when power would be restored.

As of 11 p.m. Friday, nearly 500 customers remained without power.