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Douglas County snow update


5 a.m. update: Westar Energy is showing 1469 customers currently without power. KU Police and Fire Medical crews also responding on multiple burglary and fire alarms. Most of those are believed to have been triggered by the surge. No reports of anything visible.

Lawrence Transit has announced that they are delaying the start of services this morning until 9 a.m.. More updates from the Journal-World soon.

The Kansas Department of Transportation is reporting "major drifting" on area highways due to blowing/gusting winds.

4:50 update: 1462 Westar Energy customers are without power.

4:10 a.m. update: Westar Energy is showing 1076 customers without power. The heavy snow continues to damage tree branches and bring down powerlines. Fire crews are still standing by on at least two different scenes with arcing lines and transformers sparking.

3:45 a.m. update: 965 Westar Energy customers are without power.

Lawrence Police reported a power line down near 23rd and Louisiana Streets around 3:20 a.m.. A second line was reported down about 10 minutes later in the 1200 block of the alley between Delaware and Pennsylvania Streets.

Westar Energy crews just arrived on the scene on 23rd Street and are working to repair the downed line.

Check back with this blog for updates as they become available.

Douglas County outages map as of 4:50 a.m..

Douglas County outages map as of 4:50 a.m.. by Mike Frizzell

Also new this morning, one person was stabbed on the University of Kansas campus.

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