Archive for Thursday, June 5, 2008

Only 19 people still without power

At height of outage, 1,735 people near downtown were without power

June 5, 2008, 7:28 a.m. Updated June 5, 2008, 9:55 a.m.


UPDATE: As of 9:50 a.m., only 19 people near downtown were still without power.

About 1,735 customers are without power in Douglas County Thursday morning, according to Wester Energy.

Susan Maycock, a Westar energy spokeswoman, said crews were on the scene and power was expected to be back on sometime around 10 a.m. Maycock said the outage occurred because trees interfered with transformers and power lines.

The outage occurred at 6:48 a.m. The number of customers affected was as of 8:35 a.m.

The outage area is bounded by Massachusetts Street on the east and the KU campus on the west. It's bounded by 10th Street to the north and 17th Street to the south. One witness described hearing three large booms shortly before the power went out.

Areas farther north on Massachusetts reported lights flickering but remaining on.

More updates as they become available.


FatTony 9 years, 9 months ago

Have they ruled out a terrorist attack?

Ragingbear 9 years, 9 months ago

The booms reported were probably a transformer going out. Somebody needs to tell Weststar that the storm is tonight, not last night.

mitthu 9 years, 9 months ago

Power outage has happened a couple of times in the past couple of months in this area.Is there going to be a permanent solution?

Curtis Lange 9 years, 9 months ago

this is the second time in less than a month this has happend. not real fun being in the dark. thank god for internet on my phone to see whats going on.

BrianR 9 years, 9 months ago

"You hug trees, and this is how they repay you. Typical."Now that is hilarious. Damn trees.

LittleMissFlea 9 years, 9 months ago

Campus has power, which is a little disappointing.

Boston_Corbett 9 years, 9 months ago

Meanwhile, my breakfast of baked squirrel was quite delicious.

MattressMan 9 years, 9 months ago

That damn Westar, the should get Wrights Tree Service to come in and clear the lines to prevent things like this.

nobody1793 9 years, 9 months ago

You hug trees, and this is how they repay you. Typical.

Curtis Lange 9 years, 9 months ago

Power came back on about 9:15 at 12th and Ohio. Let's see if we get a round two for a power outage this evening when the storms arrive, lol.

justtired 9 years, 9 months ago

the area i live in loses power all the time. it can be a sunny day with a little wind and we lose power. this has been going on for about 3 years. we have complaine multiple times and still no action from Westar--yet they still find my house so i can pay the bill!!!!

Boeing 9 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, the area I live in (7th and Florida area) loses power all the time too, it doesn't matter what the conditions are. I've also complained several times to Westar and they don't give a damn. Westar really is a sub-par company in service and customer support. Give me options!

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