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Feb. 27, 2013MO |  By: Lawson

KCP&L Outages

More than 41,000 customers in northwest Missouri and parts of Kansas remained yesterday without power as utility crews scrambled to return service before nightfall after the second winter storm hit the two states in less than a week.

Kansas City Power & Light reported at 3:05 yesterday afternoon about 31,500 customers were still without power, down from a high of nearly 80,000. The outages stretched throughout the utility's service area from Emporia, Kansas to Sedalia, Missouri, but the highest number was in the Kansas City metro area. BPU, which provides service to Kansas City, Kansas, reported about 6,600 customers were without power as of 3:45 yesterday afternoon. Westar Energy reported 3,153 outages throughout its Kansas region, which includes pockets near Kansas City. 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.