Arcing Power Lines Cause Light Show In South Wichita

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Monday, November 5, 2012

The wind is causing some power line problems in south Wichita, and it's causing one woman to live in fear of the sparks that shower her yard on windy days.

Cathy Carter says every time the wind blows sparks fly in her backyard. You can see the problem. Trees limbs are resting on the power line.

"They say within a year they will be out," said Carter, "I've replaced my power boxes twice because of power surges, and I can't keep doing it."

Carter called Westar Energy again Monday morning. While we were shooting the story, a crew came by, assessed the problem and trimmed the trees right away. Westar says if you see limbs on power lines or sparks, call them immediately.

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