Dump truck hit-and-run leaves residents without power

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A dump truck hit-and-run accident initially left 75 people without power on Tuesday afternoon.

The dump truck had its lift gate raised drove as it down the road and pulled down three power lines near NW 70th and N. Hickory.

"I put them in the truck. I put my 5-month-old in the truck with the AC. It's just too hot for them," Megan Shivers, a mom with three children, said.

The dump truck company did have representatives on the scene and the city has determined the accident was caused by operator error.

According to Kansas City Power & Light, the hit to the power lines left 75 customers without power, and as of 6:15 p.m., Tuesday power was restored to 50 homes.

Crews are working to repair the damage but KCP&L says full power will not be able to be restored until later tonight.

KCPD says no injuries have been reported.

Residents in the area without power can go to 70th and North Liberty where an air conditioned ATA bus will provide relief until power is restored.

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