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Feb. 26, 2013Kansas City, MO |  By: Lawson

KCP&L Outages

About 67,000 people in northwest Missouri and parts of Kansas are without power after a snowstorm blanketed the states for the second time in a week.

Kansas City Power & Light reported this morning that about 60,000 customers were without power. The outages stretched throughout the utility's service area from Emporia, Kan., to Sedalia, Mo., but the highest number was in the Kansas City metro area. The utility noted on its website that customers were having trouble reporting outages because of the high volume. BPU, which provides service to Kansas City, Kan., reported only about 200 customers without service. Westar Energy reported 6,877 outages throughout its Kansas region, which includes pockets near Kansas City. Westar's highest number of outages at 9:30 a.m. was in Jefferson and Leavenworth counties. Media Communications Manager with K-C-P and L, Courtney Hughley says if accessible, the KCP&L website is the best way to view the latest power outages across the region.

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Hughley adds crews are out right now restoring power as safely and as quickly as possible. Area's affected by K-C-P and L power outages in north-central Missouri include Marceline, Sumner, Keytesville, Norborne and Dawn,