Rain heavy at times will move across northeast Kansas this afternoon and tonight that could lead to flooding. Severe storms are also possible through this evening with 60 mph wind gusts and hail up to the size of quarters.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Westar Energy says a raccoon is to blame for power problems that caused WIBW-TV to lose transmission abilities Monday.
A mechanical issue caused when a raccoon got into a power substation forced Westar Energy to switch service over to a secondary substation early Monday morning. The switchover caused problems for equipment responsible for transmitting WIBW-TV's signal.
Westar Energy said that repairs to the main substation supplying power to WIBW-TV's transmitter would be completed by noon Monday, but complications were delayed the timetable.
WIBW-TV's VHF 13.1 and 13.2 signals remained offline as of 12:40 p.m. Monday.
WIBW-TV's UHF Ch. 44 was up and running. WIBW-TV was also airing on Cox Cable systems.
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