Shawnee Dispatch

Power restored to more than 1,300 KCP&L customers in Shawnee

September 10, 2015, 5:57 a.m. Updated: 10 September 2015, 8:17 a.m.

Shawnee Dispatch reader Brian Bolen submitted this photo of tree damage in the Grace Christian Fellowship Church parking lot near 72nd Street and Quivira Road.

Shawnee Dispatch reader Brian Bolen submitted this photo of tree damage in the Grace Christian Fellowship Church parking lot near 72nd Street and Quivira Road.

KCP&L outage map showing the outages in the area of Johnson Drive and Quivira Road in Shawnee.

KCP&L outage map showing the outages in the area of Johnson Drive and Quivira Road in Shawnee.

Kansas City Power & Light crews have restored power to more than 1,300 customers following a line of storms Thursday morning.

All but 80 KCP&L customers in Shawnee remain without power at 8 a.m.

KCP&L's website showed 1,364 customers were without power in the peak of the outages. Most of those outages were in the same area where a Shawnee Police officer reported an electrical transformer had been struck by lightning. The officer reported the lightning strike just before 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of Johnson Drive and Quivira Road.

More than 5,200 KCP&L customers were without power across Johnson County. Most of those outages were in Overland Park along Interstate 435 just east of US-69 Highway.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning due to the potential for gusty winds and small hail. There were a few reports of trees with significant damage from winds and downed tree branches blocking roads. Police were able to clear the roads that were blocked by the downed trees.

By 6 a.m. the National Weather Service had allowed all of the storm warnings to expire as the storm weakened.

An Operation 100 News report.

Originally published at: http://www.shawneedispatch.com/news/2015/sep/10/more-1300-without-power-shawnee/