At about 6 p.m., KMAN received information from the Riley County Police Department that a tractor trailer struck an electrical pole near 2200 block of Anderson Avenue and Bellehaven Road.
This caused a power outage stretching east to College Heights Road with reports from residents stating the outage extends to Sunset Avenue. This has shut down traffic heading west towards Westloop with Riley County Police turning around cars near the KSU Foundation building.
A short time ago, KMAN spoke with a Westar Energy representative who clarified the report saying the truck trailer clipped a cable line which brought down two power poles at 5:30pm. Westar intially reported that there were approximately 1,100 customer outages, that number has now been cut to about 500 outages.
Workers are currently rerouting the power lines for temporary power use in the area, while repairs are being made. Westar officials concluded the report saying that some customers may be without power until three o’clock Wednesday morning.
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