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Archive for Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Power restored to hundreds following brief outage

August 18, 2010, 2:44 p.m. Updated August 18, 2010, 3:02 p.m.

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According to Westar Energy's website, over 750 customers lost power Wednesday afternoon.

Service was out for about 45 minutes, according to Westar Energy spokesman Leonard Allen. A map on the company's website showed the outage affecting customers in the downtown Lawrence area.

Allen said the outage was caused by tree branches tangling with power lines. Crews cleared the branches and power was restored just before 3 p.m.

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justtired 4 years ago

Those who have time to analyze the situation should be proactive and take care of it themselves. By the time it was observed, trip home and commenting, the good citizens could have cleaned the lots.

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das 4 years ago

"...Allen said the outage was caused by tree branches tangling with power lines..."

Westar has been trimming branches on trees the last few days around town (I've seen them). It's more likely they caused this outage themselves (just saying it's a very distinct possibility). Branches don't usually attack power lines without help of some kind (nature or man).....and it's a pretty clear day.

PS - Where does it say anything about "trash" involved?

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