High winds topple trees, power lines in Osage. Co.

(WIBW) - Storms that swept across Northeast Kansas Monday evening packed high winds that brought down trees and power lines.

This tree was among several toppled by high winds that moved through Osage City, Kan. May 6, 2019. (WIBW)

Osage Co. was hit particularly hard. Several large trees were uprooted in Osage City and Lyndon. The 13 Weather Team reports winds topped out at 76 miles per hour in Osage Co. around 7 p.m.

Osage Co. Sheriff Laurie Dunn tells 13 NEWS a strong gust blew over a tractor-trailer rig on K-268 at California St., just northeast of Lyndon. Croco Road was closed between K-268 and Vasser due to a number of power poles being down in the area.

KCP&L's outage map showed more than 2,700 customers without power on the north side and east of Lyndon. The outage was first reported just after 7 p.m., and the number out was down to about 900 by 10:30 p.m.

By contrast, Westar Energy's outage map showed fewer than 200 customers out at 8 p.m. in the areas it serves.

13 NEWS crews also observed heavy hail in Osage Co. as the storms moved through the area.