Westar Energy and KCP&L working to restore service to customers

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT)- According to Westar Energy’s website,  the company says they are experiencing numerous power outages due to damage from recent storms.

They say they are experiencing longer than normal restoration times in northeast Kansas at this time.

Topeka and surrounding areas are being evaluated for repairs needed to restore service.

Shawnee County currently has 410 affected customers.

Westar says they expect to have customers in Topeka and Lawrence restored by 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17th. Customers in Shawnee, Leavenworth and Atchinson will be restored by Sunday, June 18th at 5 p.m.

KCP&L is also working to restore power to their customers.

A representative with KCP&L says there are currently 11,000 customers without power and 600 individual outages. However, broken poles and debris from the recent storms are making it difficult to restore power quickly.

They say 75% has been restored since this morning.

KCP&L expects some outages to go into the night but no specific time has been given as to when power will be restored for those customers.

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