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.
Also new this morning, one person was stabbed on the University of Kansas campus.
The activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here. For a full look at incidents from Douglas and Johnson counties this morning, take a look at the Operation 100 News twitter feed using the link above.
Lawrence Police conducted six vehicle stops this morning, one resulting in an OUI related arrest.
Shortly after 3 a.m., Westar began reporting power outages in west Lawrence. By 3:30 a.m., the estimated number of customers without electricity jumped from 350 to 1,889. It was unclear what caused the sudden spike in outages, all in the same general area of town. The number of outages held steady until around 5 a.m., when it went down to 956. Power was said to be restored by 5:30 a.m., to all customers in Douglas County.
Lawrence Police received information on trespassing at an apartment in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane. A resident reported an unknown man at the door who was trying to "get in." The resident reported that the man was possibly intoxicated. No arrests were reported related to the incident.
None of this morning's activity was reported to have involved any serious injuries.
The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.
Some of the activity blogged above was reported as it was unfolding by Operation 100 News. Learn how to receive breaking news updates here.