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Archive for Sunday, June 19, 2011

Power restored to most customers by 10 a.m. Sunday

Storm causing power outages throughout county

June 19, 2011, 12:00 a.m. Updated June 19, 2011, 9:27 p.m.

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About 3,600 Westar Energy customers lost power at some point during Sunday morning's power outages, caused by lightning and downed tree limbs. The largest outing at one time was from 4:08 a.m. - 5:47 a.m., when 2,450 were without power.

1:30 p.m. update

Power had been restored to all but four Westar Energy customers as of 1:30 p.m., according to the company's website.

LJWorld.com blogger Operation 100 reported that emergency dispatch scanner traffic indicated the blown transformer was in the 1100 block of Connecticut Street.

10 a.m. update

Power had been restored to all but 10 Westar Energy customers by 10 a.m., according to the company's website.

9:15 a.m. update

Power has been restored to all but 47 customers in Douglas County as of 9:15 a.m., according to Westar Energy's outage map.

The outages are scattered throughout the county.

7:10 a.m.

More than 400 Douglas County Westar Energy customers remain without power following overnight area storms, according to the company's outage map. Lightning strikes and a reported blown transformer contributed to the power loss, which peaked at nearly 1,300 customers around 2 a.m. Sunday.

The heavy rains brought overnight reports of several vehicles stranded in water in the 1100 block of Haskell Avenue and the 500 block of North Second Street.

There are currently no severe weather watches for the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Check LJWorld.com for updates.

Comments

Jan Brocker 2 years, 10 months ago

Still no power; that's almost 12 hours!

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George_Braziller 2 years, 10 months ago

What was the cause of the outage on Saturday? I never could find any info on it.

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kusadgirl 2 years, 10 months ago

Thank god it was a sort of cool night.

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Jeanne Cunningham 2 years, 10 months ago

Power is back in 900 block of Lawrence Avenue.

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riverdrifter 2 years, 10 months ago

Autie's adiabetic lapse rates are tanking and it looks like deja vu all over again. "PROFILER NETWORK AND WATER VAPOR SATELLITE SHOW A MINOR PERTURBATION MOVING ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS" -NWS I hate it when that happens. Ribs come outta the smoker in 50 minutes. Temp hanging in there at 158.

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