Car vs. pole accident leaves many without power in midtown

About 1,200 Evergy customers were without power Saturday night

Posted: Jul 12, 2020 1:21 AM
Updated: Jul 13, 2020 9:39 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A car accident involving a telephone pole left many Evergy customers in the dark Saturday night. 

Police said a vehicle was traveling in the area of 22nd and Mary St. when it somehow lost control and struck the pole carrying a transformer. 

The pole was split in half and blocked the road, traffic was blocked off near the crash site. 

The accident caused a power outage to around 1,200 Evergy customers in the city primarily in the midtown area according to the power company's website.

Police said a driver and child were inside the vehicle involved in the accident, the driver refused medical treatment and the child was not hurt. 

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Temperatures started out on the mild side with most areas in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Monday was another warm and windy day with temperatures climbing into the lower 70s. With the dry conditions outdoor burning should be avoided Monday and Tuesday as low humidity and gusty winds continue. Winds will stay breezy over the next few days with wind gusts around 20-30 mph. A more active pattern of weather will settle in for most of this week with our first chance of light rain overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. A better chance for more moderate to heavy rain with possibly a few thunderstorms will move into the area Wednesday night into Thursday with a cold front. That front will stall south of our area late in the week, providing several more chances for rain throughout the rest of the week into the weekend. Temperatures will be a bit cooler after the cold front rolls through with highs back in the 50s.
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