Utilities work to restore power to thousands

Area utilities are still attempting to restore power to customers in the metropolitan area and region on Thursday morning.

Westar Energy still had 2,587 outages in Leavenworth County and 12 in Johnson County at 6:45 a.m., according to its Web site.

Aquila still had 24,570 outages in St. Joseph, 10,670 in the Maryville/Mound City area and 500 in Platte County, according to its Web site.

And Kansas City Power & Light had 724 power outages. It had restored power to 93,850 customers since 9 p.m. Monday, according to its Web site.