A widespread power outage was reported Sunday morning in Kansas City, Kan.
Power was out from about 9 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Sunday, April 14 to about 7,000 customers.
The outage was largely confined to western Kansas City, Kan., according to David Mehlhaff, BPU spokesman.
He said crews worked hard to restore power quickly, and almost all power was restored by around 11 a.m.
"A substation blew out, knocked a transformer out, and took out 61 transmission line," he said. The Victory West substation at 8141 Georgia was the one that went out.
Some customers could not get through on the BPU's phone lines to report the outage. Mehlhaff said the 52 phone lines for reporting outages may have been busy as many customers called at the same time. The BPU had a good idea where the outage was, he added. He said customers may also tell the BPU about the outages on the BPU's Facebook page or through texting the BPU.
Stoplights were not working along Parallel Parkway and other intersections during this outage.
Mehlhaff said he was told the outage area was generally Leavenworth Road to I-70, 91st to College Parkway.