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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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We started off the weekend today with continued muggy and hot conditions with temperatures in the 90s. There are thunderstorms to the west headed towards us. Some of the area may see a slight chance for rain overnight. Tomorrow looks to be another day in the mid 90s with a slight chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon. There is a cold front coming our way giving us some much cooler temperatures to start off the work week. Highs will be back down in the upper 70s and lower 80s to start off next week.
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