15,000 Homes Lose Power in St. Joseph Area

9 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, August 03 2011 Aug 3, 2011 Wednesday, August 03, 2011 7:53:00 PM CDT August 03, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP)  - An estimated 15,000 people in the St. Joseph area were without power after mechanical failure at a substation caused a building to catch fire.

Kansas City Power & Light crews were dispatched to the substation Wednesday after the outage at 2 p.m. in parts of St. Joseph and Country Club Village. A KCP&L spokesman said the company hoped to have power restored by 3 a.m. Thursday.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports 7,900 customers were still without electricity at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Red Cross was opening a shelter at Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church for those affected.

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