Power outage hits northeast Wichita

WICHITA — A power line feeding a Westar Energy substation in northeast Wichita tripped early this afternoon, knocking out power for more than 10,500 customers.

But the outage lasted only four minutes, Westar Energy spokeswoman Erin Larow said.

"At this point, we don't know what caused the issue," she said. "We're trying to determine that."

The 138,000 kilowatt line shut down at 2:01 p.m., Larow said.

The outage affected "a large area," a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said, stretching from northeast Wichita north into Bel Aire.

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