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Evergy says high temperatures, demand for power led to outages in KCMO

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jun 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-13 20:04:53-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A spokesperson for Evergy said extreme heat and high demand for power caused a transformer to fail, leading to power outages in parts of Kansas City, Missouri.

Reports of outages began at around 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

Evergy didn't immediately have an estimate on how long it might take crews to restore power.

Due to the outages, the National Weather Service encouraged people to check on those it calls "more vulnerable."

This includes pregnant women, new born babies, children, elderly people and those with chronic illnesses.

Earlier Monday, Evergy announced it was implementing an “energy savings event” between 4 and 6 p.m. Monday