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Power outage blamed on failed breaker

December 8, 2007


Failed breaker caused power outage

A failed breaker is the cause of the power outage that left thousands of Lawrence-area residents in the dark late Thursday night. Enlarge video

A failed breaker was blamed in a power outage that affected 6,600 Westar Energy customers for about three hours late Thursday night.

Westar Energy spokeswoman Gina Penzig said power was restored to all customers by 12:05 a.m. Friday.

Penzig said it was unclear why the breaker failed, but it was not believed to be weather-related.

"Sometimes those things just happen," Penzig said.

The outage was first reported at 8:55 p.m. after a problem at a Westar substation near 23rd Street and O'Connell Road.

The outage area stretched from 19th Street to North 1100 Road and east to Eudora.


classclown 9 years, 9 months ago

19th to North 1100? 1100 rd is south of Lawrence is it not? Or am I mistaken? Plenty of places north of 19th street were in the dark however. Definitely up to 15th street though I'm not sure how much farther north than that it might have been.

Typical ace reporting as usual.

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