Archive for Friday, April 23, 2010

Just 34 Westar Energy customers still without power

April 23, 2010, 4:04 p.m. Updated April 23, 2010, 5:51 p.m.


As of shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, just 34 Douglas County Westar Energy customers were without power.

As many as 1800 customers were without power when power went out about 3:22 p.m. and the current batch are further east than the original group, according to the Westar Energy website.

The major outage was concentrated along Sixth Street, west of Kasold Drive, while customers near Ninth and Iowa streets are currently without power.

Nick Bundy, a Westar Energy spokesman, said a snake in a transformer was the cause of the outage along Sixth Street.. He said the vast majority of customers got their power back when crews rerouted the power through a different transformer.


Ron Holzwarth 8 years, 1 month ago

Would you care for some toasted snake, anyone?

Jake Esau 8 years, 1 month ago

Way to forget important facts... what kind of snake?!?!

Ron Holzwarth 8 years, 1 month ago

Maybe it was really an eel - an electric eel!

bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

electric snake!

baby snakes, by Zappa.

geomagnetic storms don't matter anymore, the global warming hysterians totally ignore all output from the sun, please don't confuse them with the truth.

besides, "were all gonna die!"

aha 8 years, 1 month ago

well, it got me out of work early on a friday. so, i ain't gonna compalin. :)

bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

and even damage some equipment, interfere with satellites.

just we're not supposed to be concerned about solar output.

Ron Holzwarth 8 years, 1 month ago

Losing electricity here at the apartment complex was not all bad - people who hadn't spoken to each other in months were outside talking to each other!

bkreed1960 8 years, 1 month ago

I knew snakes always were trouble and this proves it : )

bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

yeah, can't we get St. Patrick in here?

SP: I don't care, gnome, what we are supposed to do. I am more concerned about what I want to do.

--- SP, I was making a point about the global warming hysterians...okay?

yes, I like clean air and clean water too. but some of the same hysterians scare our kids and quickly gloss over the fact that american air is much cleaner than 40 years ago, american water is too.

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