Parkville experiencing uptick in power outages

Posted at 4:44 PM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-20 20:51:32-04

Nearly 450 people living in Parkville have seen between seven to eight power outages this year, an uptick according to Kansas City Power and Light.

Several businesses in the downtown area tell 41 Action News they have been without power, including Parkville Coffeehouse.

“If someone wants to say you know get something that involves espresso machine or something kind of have to let them know that can’t really do that because that you know requires electricity,” said barista, Noah Yabra.

Kansas City Power and Light says people living on the southeast side of Riss Lake have seen the most outages. The Taylor family says their power will go out for hours at a time.

“One time I thought about just packing up my hair products, makeup, and just heading to the office to get ready for work because there was electricity there,” said Lilli Taylor.

KCP&L thinks stormy weather may be the cause for the outages, including falling tree limbs on power lines.

“Recently we have had some storms and while that causes outages at the time of the storm, it also leaves residual damage such as you could have big limbs in your trees at come down later so they cause outages without anything going on in the weather,” said Director of Public Affairs for KCP&L Elizabeth Danforth.

Danforth says they are working to trim back trees to stop falling limbs before it happens. KCP&L is also looking for addition circuits to get the power up and running faster after an outage.



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