Nearly 2,000 without power in Wichita

Nearly 2,000 Westar customers in northeast Wichita lost electricity late Wednesday night.

The outage was initially reported at 9:18 p.m., according to Westar’s website. The outage area straddled Hillside and stretched from Central nearly to 21st Street North.

The utility company estimated power would be restored by 11 p.m. An equipment failure caused the outage, Westar spokeswoman Yvonne Etzel said.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger