Thousands temporarily lose power near 50th & Penn

Nearly 3,000 Xcel Energy customers near 50th & Penn lost power for about a half-hour this afternoon when a tree fell on an electrical feeder in the area.

The tree fell just before 3 p.m., knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses, said Xcel Energy spokesman Tom Hoen. Xcel Energy crews simply removed the tree to restore power, he said. The feeder was not damaged.