Power Outage In Manhattan

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More power outages to report Tuesday morning in the Manhattan area. Traffic lights on Poyntz Avenue and McCall Road are reportedly impacted by the outage, which involves 1,829 Riley County Westar customers, and 106 in Pottawatomie County.

KMAN spoke to a store manager in the Manhattan Town Center mall, who stated the mall will regain power around noon.

Westar Spokeswoman, Erin LaRowe said the reason for the outages is due to a few bird that got into some equipment at a Westar substation.  “This impacted several circuits coming out of that substation”, LaRowe commented.