Power restored to central Sioux Falls homes, businesses
Bagel Boy was without power for hours.
Thousands in central Sioux Falls were without power for more than six hours after a fire downed transformers near 33rd Street and Minnesota Avenue.
At 7 this morning, Xcel Energy reported more than 8,500 without power.
Jim Wilcox with Xcel said an equipment malfunction that included several fires on power poles is to blame for the outage. He said it is safe to speculate that the weather had something to do with the equipment malfunction.