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Widespread Power Outage Hits St. Joseph

More than 13,000 people lost power around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Posted: Nov 17, 2017 5:24 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2017 5:25 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A transformer issue is to blame for a widespread power outage that left thousands of KCP&L customers in the dark Friday afternoon, according to a utility spokesperson.

More than 13,000 people lost power around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

KCP&L said the transformer issue happened at a sub-station but provided no other details.

Power was restored to most customers within an hour.

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As Barry moves away Tuesday, skies will become clear once again and temperatures will begin to rebound. Expect highs on Tuesday to be back into the 90s.
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