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October 13, 2013

Power outage in west Wichita affects about 1,900 customers

An area in west Wichita was without power Sunday afternoon.

An area in west Wichita was without power Sunday afternoon.

The power went out for about 1,900 customers shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

Shane Batchelder, a spokesman for Westar Energy, wrote in an e-mail to The Eagle on Sunday afternoon that the cause of the outage was unknown and that the automated restoration time is approximately 12:30 a.m. Monday, although “that could change when crews know the details of the situation.” Later messages on Twitter from Westar Energy said power had been restored to all customers as of 10:45 p.m. and that crews had run into problems while making repairs to underground lines.

A supervisor at Sedgwick County 911 said a traffic signal at 13th and Maize was affected by the outage.

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