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Thousands without power overnight in Merriam, Shawnee

Posted: 6:52 AM, Dec 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-09 07:52:35-05
Thousands without power overnight in Merriam, Shawnee

MERRIAM, Kan. - Thousands of KCP&L customers in Merriam and Shawnee were without power for a few hours overnight.

KCP&L says an equipment fault that affected three circuits failed about 3:00 a.m. and knocked out power to more than 3,800 customers in Merriam and Shawnee west of I-35 from about 80th street to 65th.

Crews responded and began to investigate and work to repair the problem.

Customers were turned back on in phases, with the last customers getting power back on a couple hours later - about 5:00 a.m.