10:11 p.m. update
Westar is putting the finishing touches on restoring power to Lawrence residents who were without for nearly an hour Wednesday evening. Only five remain without power following an equipment failure.
10 p.m. update
After nearly an hour, power is being restored to customers in northwest Lawrence. The second of two nearly consecutive outages was the result of another equipment failure, according to Westar representative Nick Bundy. As of 10 p.m. there were only 332 customers still without power.
9:51 p.m. update
More than 1,800 Westar Energy customers in northwest Lawrence are still without power. Police in the area have reported lights and traffic lights out. Motorists should be extra cautious.
Westar crews are still working to restore power to the affected area after a second suspected equipment failure.
9:24 p.m. update
After power was restored to Westar Energy customers in northern Lawrence, another outage has left more than 1,800 without power in the area near Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Crews were working to restore the power to residents in the area. The previous outage was believed to be the result of failed equipment. There was no timeline for restoration of power along west Sixth Street.
9:10 p.m. update
Power was restored to more than 1,000 Westar Energy customers in Lawrence who were briefly without it Wednesday evening.
The outages were concentrated north of Sixth and Iowa Streets. The power was lost about 8:15 p.m. and was restored about 40 minutes later.
Nick Bundy, a representative with Westar, said the outage was caused by equipment failure.