Archive for Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lightning blamed for power outage

October 21, 2008, 5:29 p.m. Updated October 21, 2008, 8:25 p.m.


Lightning is blamed for the power outage that left more than 1,300 homes and businesses in Lawrence without power Tuesday evening.

Electricity was cut about 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday. All power was restored about an hour and a half later.

Areas affected were between Sixth and Ninth Streets, from Massachusetts Street to Haskell Avenue.

Several customers in Leavenworth County also lost power for a time.


3ofClubs 9 years, 6 months ago

"On Westar Energy's Web site, the power company reported that 1,277 households were without power as of 5:30 a.m. By 7 p.m., only seven households remained without power."I wonder if they meant 5:30 P.M. ?

Jaylee 9 years, 6 months ago

westar is a company out of chicago. why does lawrence use them?

bearded_gnome 9 years, 6 months ago

apparently the ljworld's mighty servers are still working! and jaylee, what far left nutbag environut website you gettin' your info from? girl, westar is still local.

malehrman 9 years, 6 months ago

Hawkperch,I think you may not be fully informed as to how the power grid works.

rwag44 9 years, 6 months ago

Jaylee --Westar is based out of Topeka, KS and therefore serves many areas in Kansas.

hawk66220 9 years, 6 months ago

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Curtis Lange 9 years, 6 months ago

Power flickered here, but never went out. :)

compmd 9 years, 6 months ago

"apparently the ljworld's mighty servers are still working!"compmd's response: "so are mine. :)"compmd's UPS cluster's response: "beep!"

Nick Bundy 9 years, 6 months ago

Power was out due to lightning, starting at 5:15 p.m. The outage lasted 96 minutes.

Joseph Jarvis 9 years, 6 months ago

So, uh, LJW, where's the emphasis on local coverage? The no. of powerless homes pulled from Westar's Web site and a quote from their rep. that says nothing is all we get? I know it's after 5 p.m., but what good is a failsafe Interweb without any content?P.S. It's dark in E. Lawrence. Hooray for laptops and routers plugged into uninterruptible power supplies.

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