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Power restored after outage leaves Osage Co. residents in the dark

The Evergy outage map shows a widespread outage southwest of Topeka on Jan. 19, 2022.
The Evergy outage map shows a widespread outage southwest of Topeka on Jan. 19, 2022.(Evergy Outage map)
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 12:36 PM CST
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CARBONDALE, Kan. (WIBW) - Crews have restored power to areas southwest of Topeka after an outage left Osage Co. residents in the dark.

The Carbondale Police Department says on Wednesday, Jan. 19, a widespread power outage has affected officer and department phones. It said phones may not forward to officers’ cell phones.

In an abundance of caution, CPD has suggested residents reach out to Osage Co. Dispatch at 785-828-3121 if assistance is needed. Dispatch can reach out to an on-duty officer.

The Evergy Outage map shows an outage southwest of Topeka affecting residents in Carbondale, Scranton and Burlingame. About 1,250 customers have been affected.

Santa Fe Trail USD 434 told families of students the Scranton Attendance Center and Carbon Dale Attendance Centers both experienced loss of power during the outage. It said this affected district phones, internet and building utilities.

The District said students were kept safe, warm and fed as they sheltered in place.

As of 2:20 p.m., Evergy’s Outage map indicated power had been restored to the area.

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