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I-35 temporarily shut down after mowing crew knocks down pole

Posted at 11:07 AM, Jul 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-25 15:46:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A mowing crew reportedly knocked down a power pole Sunday, causing power lines to come down and shut down both directions of Interstate 35 in Olathe.

Evergy officials said that around 9:40 a.m. a mowing crew apparently knocked down a wooden power pole near Sante Fe, which knocked down power lines across the highway.

Emergency crews shut down both directions of I-35 between Sante Fe and Old 56 Highway.

About 550 Evergy customers were without power for a short time, but power was re-routed and restored before 10:30 a.m.

Evergy crews are on scene working to get the lines back up.

No injuries were reported.