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Thousands still without power across the metro

Posted at 7:05 AM, Jan 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-13 10:54:24-05

Thousands of residents are still coping without power across the metro after yesterday's storm.

Several inches of heavy snow fell most of the day, blanketing the area. Some residents reported nearly 10 inches of snow, which snapped tree branches and downed power lines.

Utility crews continue to work throughout the day - and continue to make headway from just hourse ago.
Just before 10:00 Sunday morning KCP&L reported more than 82,000 customers were still in the dark- a decrease of nearly 4,000 customers from 7:00 a.m.. Crews are working around the clock to restore power. Additional workers from Iowa, MidAmerican Utility, Joplin and Liberty's Empire District are pitching in to help.

Westar reports 28 outages and 211 customers in the dark.

BPU has 65 outages now reported compared to the earlier 62 outages and 242 customers out compaired to the 406 customers without at 7:00 a.m.

Independence Power and Light has not yet reported significant decreases to those without from the previous 7:00 a.m. when 123 outages affected 232 customers.

The American Red Cross shelter remained open overnight for those without power at the Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City.

Many area road crews also continue 24 hour work to clean and treat roads across the region.

You can monitor crews' progress online: