Archive for Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Power restored to hundreds of Westar Energy customers in Lawrence

February 23, 2011, 6:21 p.m. Updated February 23, 2011, 6:35 p.m.


Hundreds of Westar Energy customers in Douglas County lost power just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the company's website.

The outage happened near 25th and Alabama streets.

According to Westar Energy representative Nick Bundy, the outage was caused by a switch failure on a power pole.

Though power has been restored, crews still have to replace the power pole. Bundy said customers should not lose power during that process.

At one point as many as 750 customers were without power, but that number decreased after crews rerouted circuits in the area.


overthemoon 7 years, 4 months ago

Just watching 'Global Voices' on PBS about problems with electrical service in Georgia (Formerly in the Soviet Union)...worth the time to watch.

Evan Ridenour 7 years, 4 months ago

I saw about 9 Westar trucks repairing a pole near a church across the street from Broken Arrow park and was wondering what was going on.

Glad it wasn't as serious as it looked.

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