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Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Power reported restored in western part of town

November 21, 2007, 3:04 p.m. Updated November 21, 2007, 4:41 p.m.

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All of Westar Energy customers in west Lawrence and northwest of Lawrence have power restored.

The coverage area affected in Lawrence, serving 1,350 residents, was from the South Lawrence Trafficway to Stone Meadows Drive and Harvard to 18th Street. A rural district northwest of Lawrence toward Lecompton was also affected.

A Westar Energy spokeswoman said there was a broken crossbar that contributed to the power failure in west Lawrence.

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almost_there 6 years, 10 months ago

I know Lecompton has been out of power since 1:30.

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 10 months ago

authorities today issued a warning to beware of severe drizzle, and severe light snow, which would assault the beliegered electrical grid. authorities announced this severe drizzle/severe light snow emergency condition would last all day "there's no tellin' how much trouble this is gonna cause" said an anonymous official.

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 10 months ago

IBRoOKE, the term "severe drizzle" is a sarcastic term coined to highlight how easily, under the slightest of meteorological stress, our local electrical grid crumbles.

yes, run for your lives, the devastation has only started! do you have your emergency kit packed?

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Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 6 years, 10 months ago

Why not move to east Lawrence. I live over here and we almost never lose our power (knock wood).

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SeaFox 6 years, 10 months ago

Severe drizzle is an oxymoron.

And 1350 people is a lot less than half of the city which "West Lawrence" would imply.

The figure of 1350 residents would be incorrect anyway, they mean 1,350 customer accounts. Westar has no idea how many people live in all the homes, each home only has one power utility customer.

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dolphins4321 6 years, 10 months ago

I was at work in that area and the power was out from a little before 1:30pm till almost 4:00pm.

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Charles L Bloss Jr 6 years, 10 months ago

Perry & Lecompton were out from about 1:30 until 3:46. Must have been quite a crossbar. I suspect there was a lot more involved that they aren't telling us. Thank you, Lynn

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farmersdaughter 6 years, 10 months ago

I live north of the River and we were out all afternoon

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GretchenJP 6 years, 10 months ago

We've got freezing rain coming down in Ottawa; still have our electricity thankfully.

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riverdrifter 6 years, 10 months ago

Be glad you don't live in Baldwin. If a coyote raises its leg on a power pole the electricity goes off.

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