Archive for Saturday, May 5, 2012

Power restored to all Westar customers

May 5, 2012, 5:55 p.m. Updated May 5, 2012, 9:13 p.m.


No Douglas County Westar Energy customers are currently without power, according to its website. For several hours on Saturday afternoon, as many as 1,300 were without power.

Leonard Allen, a Westar spokesman, said at about 6 p.m. that an underground equipment failure caused the outage but did not know a location or cause for the failure.

The map below shows the approximate location of the outages, as of about 6:40 p.m.

Power outages at about 6:40 p.m. Saturday.

Power outages at about 6:40 p.m. Saturday.


KUGreenMachine 5 years, 6 months ago

We've been out of power since 330... Please let us know when to expect the power to come back...

alex_garrison 5 years, 6 months ago


We've reached Westar and they say for that, for most customers, it could be back up in as soon as 20 minutes to an hour.

KUGreenMachine 5 years, 6 months ago

Thanks hopefully I'm not part of the unlucky 100.

RubyVrooom 5 years, 6 months ago

Yeah, power is out at Deerfield school (still), and the school carnival was tonight. Tried to carry on in the dark, people singing songs for the cake walk, no inflatable bouncy houses, no power for the vendors...

Katara 5 years, 6 months ago

It was the Mole Man, Kala and Tyrannus. They were engaged in a battle for Subterranea (again).

Randy Leonard 5 years, 6 months ago

6:00 ??? Power went out around 3:30. Funny how the first thing you hear when you call the Weststar outage number is how they are so customer service friendly but you can talk to a human. I've never had as many outages as I've had since moving to the Deerfield neighborhood.

Mel Wedermyer 5 years, 6 months ago

We got home at 4pm and no power, didn't come on tile about 6:50. When you call you get a generic message about saying it should be on in 30 minutes to 2 and a half hours.

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