Thousands lose power in Shawnee, KCK after transformer blows at Evergy substation

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SHAWNEE, Kan. — Thousands were without power Thursday night across the Kansas City metro.

The city of Shawnee reported just before 8:30 p.m. that a transformer blew near 65th and Lackman.

The Board of Public Utilities was reporting close to 10,000 without power in Kansas City, Kansas. They told FOX4 as of 9:30 p.m. power is back on for everyone with BPU. According to Evergy’s outage map, more than 2,000 were still without power around 11:30 p.m.

Power has since been restored to most in the metro.

BPU said its outage was prompted by the power outage in Shawnee that caused BPU’s power plant and three of its substations to go down. All three BPU substations are back up at this time.

The estimated time for restoration for Evergy customers in Shawnee was about 12:30 a.m. Check Evergy’s outage map here.

FOX4 will continue to keep you updated both online and on air.

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