KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Storms that swept across the Kansas City area knocked out power to as many as 27,000 people at one point Wednesday, blew part of the roof off a skating rink and shut down the Johnson County Fair in Gardner, Kan.
Just under 4,000 Kansas City Power & Light customers remained without power early Thursday, according to the company’s website.
A KCP&L spokesperson said Wednesday night "all hands are on deck" to restore power to customers.
A tree landed on a power line at 100 N.E. 74th Street in Gladstone, resulting in a power outage at Englewood and Antioch Roads.
There was widespread power outages in North Kansas City, in parts of Shawnee and in downtown Leavenworth.
Most of Wednesday’s outages occured on the Missouri side of the state line, with the majority of the outages that remained Thursday in the Show-Me State.
Johnson County officials issued an involuntary evacuation of the fair around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Part of the roof of The Wheel Thing skating rink in Leavenworth was ripped off by the storm, according to police.
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