Thousands lost power in Kansas City's first snowfall of 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - About 40,000 Kansas City Power & Light customers were without power at the height of Thursday morning's storm, a KCP&L spokeswoman said.

At 12 p.m., about 60 percent of them had been restored. By 10 p.m., less than 100 customers were left without power.

The biggest issues for crews working to restore power had been long travel times due to traffic and poor road conditions.

Most of the outages were caused by blown fuses, which is an easy fix once crews can get to them, the KCP&L spokeswoman said.

The most significant outages occurred north of Kansas City, though they ranged from south of Johnson County, Kan., east to Sedalia, Mo., and north to the Iowa state line.

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