Last updated: August 28. 2013 4:48AM - 43 Views

Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

Lightning may have been the cause of a power outage Friday morning, according to Kansas City Power and Light.

About 450 residents in the eastern portions of town were without power for about an hour starting at 8:40 a.m.

“We know a thunderstorm came through the area early Friday morning and it’s likely lightning was involved but it’s hard to tell when it’s a major storm,” said Kelli Hindes, a spokesperson for KCP&L. “Our crews were able to get to the affected area quickly and restore power within the hour.”

Hindes said if lightning strikes a power line or other piece of equipment, an automated fire protection system is triggered.

“When that happens a breaker is opened automatically and our crews then patrol the lines to find exactly where the breakage was to restore power,” she said.

All user comments are subject to our Terms of Service. Users may flag inappropriate comments.
comments powered by Disqus

Featured Businesses


Info Minute

Gas Prices

Sedalia Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com