Archive for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Power restored to more than 1,000 customers following early morning outage

July 29, 2015, 4:13 a.m.

Updated: July 29, 2015, 5:47 a.m.

Nearly 1,250 KCP&L customers in eastern Shawnee and western Merriam are without power after a utility pole was damaged.

Nearly 1,250 KCP&L customers in eastern Shawnee and western Merriam are without power after a utility pole was damaged.

Nearly 1,250 KCP&L customers in eastern Shawnee and western Merriam were without power after a tree damaged a utility pole early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the area on a report of power being out in the area and a power line down across Switzer Road at 3:50 a.m.

Merriam Police were first to arrive and they reported a tree limb was down across the road. Overland Park firefighters reported that a utility pole had been "snapped in half" by the falling tree.

Shawnee and Merriam officers closed the 7000 block of Switzer Road as KCP&L crews worked to repair the damage and restore power.

Kansas City Power & Light's website showed 1,243 outages in the area around 4 a.m. All but 195 customers had their power restored before 6 a.m.

Check back with this report for updates.

An Operation 100 News report.

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