Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Rochester Public Utilities is responding to a significant power outage this afternoon.

As of 1 PM, almost 1,500 homes and businesses in an area of northwest Rochester are being affected by the problem. It mainly involves an area running south from 37th street to Elton Hills Drive west of 11th avenue and an area south of the IBM plant on the west side of Highway 52.

RPU has not said what is causing the outage or how long it will take to restore service.

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