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.
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.