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RPU preparing for possible snow storm

Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) is preparing for significant snow storms forecasted to be in the Rochester area this afternoon into tomorrow. All necessary RPU staff are preparing to support electric and water operations in the event of a large snow storm. RPU is always prepared for emergency and outage situations.

In the event of the snow storm knocking down trees, tree limbs, or overhead power lines, do not go near the downed lines and call RPU’s outage line at 507.280.9191 immediately.

View RPU’s outage map at and follow RPU outage updates on Twitter @rpuoutages.

About Rochester Public Utilities

As the municipal utility of Rochester, Minn., for more than 110 years, RPU provides high-quality and reliable electricity to over 50,000 customers.  Water customers number more than 37,000.  RPU continually investigates innovative technologies to help customers realize the best value from the services they receive.  Current initiatives include fuel cell research, wind power, and photovoltaic offerings.