Archive for Thursday, December 20, 2012

Westar Energy customer outages down to 300 in Douglas County

December 20, 2012, 6:44 a.m. Updated December 20, 2012, 9:53 a.m.


Noon update

Westar Energy spokeswoman Erin La Row reports about 5,300 customers without power in their service area, but the number in Douglas County has dipped below 250.

However, returning service to those without power in Atchison, Emporia and Leavenworth may not happen until noon Friday, she said.

La Row said they anticipate restoring power to those in Douglas County by late this evening.

" We're making progress, but we're still dealing with gusty conditions so the outage numbers may fluctuate throughout the day," she said.

10:10 a.m. update

As of 10:10 a.m., power had been restored to all but 311 Westar Energy customers, according to Westar's website.

9:45 a.m. update

Still about 3,000 without power in Douglas County.

According to Westar Energy spokeswoman Erin La Row said crews are currently out throughout the area assessing damage.

However, they do not yet have an estimate about power restoration.

Crews from across the state are being mobilized to help assist in northeast Kansas, La Row said.

8:25 a.m. update

Power outages hovering around 3,000 in Douglas County.

7:00 a.m.

About 2,970 Westar Energy customers are without power this morning.

According to the electric company's website, 2,970 of the company's 45,851 customers in Douglas County are without power. The outage is affecting Old West Lawrence, stretching west of Iowa — north and south of Sixth Street.

In addition, there are other, smaller areas of outages throughout the county.

Here's a list of closings, cancellations and late starts prompted by the winter storm.


kufan8808 5 years, 6 months ago

"Most of those appeared to be from around 6th and Massachusetts Street, west to Iowa Street." from the enforcement morning wrap-up post! I just talked to someone without power in old west lawrence!

GardenMomma 5 years, 6 months ago

It must be the wind because they cut down all the trees near the lines in my neighborhood and we don't have power.

Adrienne Sanders 5 years, 6 months ago

West "of" Iowa or west to Iowa?

Appears to be out south to 9th street, back south of 8th or so.

ctrowbridge 5 years, 6 months ago

It's also affecting an area that's west of Iowa Street.

— Caroline Trowbridge, Managing Editor

Currahee 5 years, 6 months ago

Well this time we haven't lost power near the I70 exit and it's a miracle. Usually our power always goes out when things are a little less than ideal. Stay warm people!

George_Braziller 5 years, 6 months ago

I'm surprised East Lawrence didn't lose power this time. Usually all it takes is wind the velocity of a squirrel fart for it to go out.

melott 5 years, 6 months ago

How do you know the speed of squirrel farts?? Been checking?

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