Lightning Causes Power Outages Around Topeka

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Westar Energy crews are working to restore power to about 1,300 customers who lost electricity after thunderstorms with severe lightning rolled through Shawnee County and Topeka.

Westar says the power outages from Thursday morning's storms are spread across Topeka, with most in the central and northern sections.

Police officers directed traffic at some intersections where the traffic signals are out.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports fire crews responded to several reports of power poles on fire after they were struck by lightning.


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