EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WKBT) -

Xcel Energy crews have restored power to more than 90-percent of customers in Minneosta and Wisconsin who lost power due to the Thursday’s winter storm.

About 60,000 Xcel Energy customers have been affected since the storm moved into the Upper Midwest Thursday afternoon.

Xcel Energy says freezing rain, sleet and heavy, wet snow combined with high winds snapped tree branches and downed power lines.

To report an outage, call Xcel Energy’s outage line 1-800-895-1999. If natural gas customers smell natural gas in their homes or place of work, Xcel says you should leave immediately and call 1-800-895-2999.