FARGO - Two incidents in south Fargo caused power outages on Tuesday, April 26, affecting thousands of customers.

Just before 7 p.m., fire crews were sent near the intersection of University Drive and First Avenue South for electrical wires on the ground. The intersection was closed and traffic diverted.

Around the same time, firefighters were called for an electrical pole fire near the intersection of Ninth Street and 12th Avenue South. That intersection was also closed to traffic.

Residents in both neighborhoods said they were without power and an Xcel Energy outage map listed 3,956 customers without power around 7:45 p.m.

By 8:10 p.m., power was restored for about 2,200 customers, said Mark Nisbet, North Dakota principal manager for Xcel Energy.

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Just before 9 p.m., about 1,800 customers were still without power, Nisbet said. Electricity was expected to be restored to those people by around 11:30 p.m., he said, though it could happen sooner.

Nisbet said crews were working to put up a new power pole near the intersection of University Drive and First Avenue South, where the downed wires were reported.