Power outage affects stoplights on Kellogg in west Wichita, backing up rush hour traffic

A power outage affected stoplights on Kellogg in west Wichita during rush hour.

A Westar Energy power outage map showed over 1,700 customers were affected by an outage that stretched along Kellogg from between 167th and 151st streets west to between 119th West and Maize. The outage also stretched from near Maple to near Pawnee.

Stoplights in the area were not functioning normally, and Kansas Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed vehicles backed up on westbound Kellogg past the Tyler exit.

The outage was first reported at around 4:09 p.m. Westar originally estimated that power will be restored by 6 p.m. The outage continued to appear on Westar’s map until about 6:52 p.m.

A second power outage in the area stretched from between Pawnee Prairie Park and Eisenhower National Airport to the intersection of Kellogg and Tyler. Westar estimated it affected over 200 customers. It was also reported just after 4 p.m. and fixed just before 7 p.m.