Morning thunderstorms left about 8,000 residents without power in Wichita, Derby and other parts of Sedgwick County early Friday morning.
A Westar Energy spokesman said the power would most likely be restored by late Friday morning. A cause is yet to be determined.
The number of residents without power was down to 2,241 as of 9:15 a.m.
The outages were mostly in northwest Wichita and the southeast portion of the county, according to Westar’s online map.
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Wichita received almost 1.5 inches of rain since midnight Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Most of the thunderstoms were expected to clear by this afternoon.