Power Restored to About 1,200 Topeka-area Customers

By: Marques White Email
By: Marques White Email

Topeka, KS - Power has been restored to about 1,200 Westar customers who lost power on Tuesday, according to a company spokesman.

Those who lost power live near 30th and Wanamaker. It happened after an electricity pole caught fire.

A company spokesman says the weather may be to blame. The power was out for about two hours.

A separate outage occured at a home on near Northwest 39th and Northwest Green Hills Road Tuesday morning. High winds blew down a power line to the home.

Power crews came to make repairs and the fire department and police made sure no one came in contact with the line that fell down.

"All of a sudden the lights started blowing up inside the house and glass went everywhere," homeowner Craig Steith said. "The cable burned into two out front came down landed in the street and burned the top of the telephone pole completely off."

No one was hurt.

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