UPDATE: Winter Storm Leaves Thousands In Kansas Without Power

By: KAKE News
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UPDATE: 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The number of Westar customers in Kansas without power is slowly falling, with the company reporting just over 8,600 outages.

The number of outages in Sedgwick County was up to 425.

UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Westar reports around 10,000 customers are still without power Tuesday morning, down from around 17,000 outages reported around 4 a.m.

Greenwood County is the hardest hit with about 2,600 outages reported.

The number of outages in Sedgwick County has dropped from 1,800 to just over 300.

Power at Emporia State University in Lyon County was restored around 5 a.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thousands of Westar customers in Kansas, including Sedgwick County, are without power this morning as a winter storm system dumps more snow.

Westar reports more than 17,000 customers are without power as of 3:45 a.m., with hardest hit areas being Greenwood County with around 2,600, 2,500 in Labette County, and 2,800 in Lyon County, including Emporia State University.

Just under 1,800 in Sedgwick County are experiencing outages.

Numerous other counties have been affected. Westar crews are out working to restore power to those affected. To report an outage, call 1-800-LIGHT-KS.

For a by-county list of outages, click here

For Westar's outage map, click here

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