Storms leave thousands without power in KC area

Sep 2, 2013

Crews are working to restore power to thousands in the Kansas City area after strong storms hit the area.

Kansas City Power & Light spokesman Courtney Hughley says the outages affected about 14,000 customers scattered throughout the metropolitan area. The Kansas City Star ( reports that Hughley didn't have a time estimate of when power would be fully restored.

National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Blair says the strongest storms moved through the area between 7 and 8 a.m. Sunday. The storms brought lightning and wind gusts of up to 60 mph.

Police departments also reported downed trees throughout the area, but no serious injuries.