Thousands Still Without Power Across Kansas City Metro
Updated, 1:30 p.m.
According to an update on the KCP&L website: "We have restored nearly 90 percent of our affected customers. During the span of the storm, we had approximately 73,000 customers without power...Currently, we have approximately 6,500 customers remaining without power."
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Although there were no serious injuries reported in Monday night’s severe storms, rain and powerful wind gusts knocked out power for thousands across the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Kansas City Power & Light estimated that as many as 23,000 customers lost power Monday.
By around 5 a.m. Tuesday, a KCP&L spokeswoman said that number was down to 17,000 customers are still in the dark. And later Tuesday morning, KCP&L's website reported that 14,000 still were without power.
The power utility has an outage map on its website which shows outage numbers by ZIP code as crews restore power. At 9:30 a.m., the worst-affected areas on the map were Liberty, Gladstone and Belton.
Customers can call 1-888-544-4852 to report an outage.