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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.

St. Joseph
Clear
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Hi: 67° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 53°
Clarinda
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 67° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 52°
St. Joseph
Clear
53° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 53°
Chillicothe/Agri
Clear
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Hi: 65° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 53°
Falls City
Clear
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Hi: 68° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 58°
We started out across the area with a few clouds around as a disturbance passed to the south of the area. Clouds slowly started to clear by the early afternoon hours. Today temperatures were still be above average, but cooler than yesterday with highs in the upper 50s. Temperatures will be back in the 60s this weekend under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be a bit breezy on Sunday with wind gusts up to 25 mph. Wind will remain fairly breezy through the beginning of next week especially on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will stay above average next week with rain chances increasing by mid week.
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