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Archive for Sunday, July 10, 2011

Power restored to most Westar Energy customers in Douglas County

July 10, 2011, 9:04 p.m. Updated July 10, 2011, 10:29 p.m.

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11:20 p.m.

Power has been restored to all but six Westar customers, according to the company's website.

10:29 p.m.

An arcing power line at Wakarusa and Inverness drives has left about 170 Westar Energy customers in Douglas County without power, according to a Westar Energy spokesperson.

About 940 customers in the county lost power at around 8:45 p.m., but many of those were turned back on by 9:30 p.m.

A map on the website shows that the majority of the outages are in central and west Lawrence.

A Westar spokesperson said that crews are currently working on the problem and, while they could not estimate how long those repairs would take, expected it to be fixed by the end of the night.

Check back with LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

ShePrecedes 2 years, 9 months ago

Actually, it is a great time to demand that all energy needs be met independently by the home owner or home resident (who doesn't own their home but the bank does) via alternative, off-the-grid energy. That is where this town and this country need to be, independent of utility companies, and using all avenues of alternative energy.

Just think about it, that is one to two less business entities with their hands in your pockets, demanding you pay T H I E R rates.

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ShePrecedes 2 years, 9 months ago

I have little sympathy for the western "home for future taxpayers" additions of Lawrence, Those houses are worth half of what the contract holders (home residents, but not owners-instead-bank-owns contracted to pay, those with neighborhood covenants that totally restrict their ability to live freely, and those that are willing to put up with all these conditions.

Have at. Enjoy the facade!!

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aha 2 years, 9 months ago

... so take off all your clothes.

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Angela Heili 2 years, 9 months ago

I live in the Wakarusa and Harvard area. About 45 minutes ago, approx., we heard what sounded like arcs of electricity. Three times we heard it. I don't know if some critter was electrocuted in the lines or what, but it you could hear the "zaps" of electricity.

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Multidisciplinary 2 years, 9 months ago

This saves energy on the state's power grid. People in west Lawrence can drive to Topeka for ac, or go online. Listen to 'Passages to cool the spirit' by phone. I wonder if one of them will go full tilt bozo in the heat tonight. What will it be, "Police working stand off situation, Man holds sprinkler heads hostage throughout neighborhood." I hope they've got that CIT training up and at 'em.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 9 months ago

This is just Brownback is punishing Lawrence because Lawrence didn't vote for him.

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costello 2 years, 9 months ago

I feel for anyone whose electricity is off in this heat.

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SnakeFist 2 years, 9 months ago

The power is out somewhere in Lawrence. I'm shocked.

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