The lights went out for over 1,500 Riley county residents Wednesday morning.
“A majority of customers were back on within 38 minutes,” said Erin LaRow, Westar Energy spokeswoman. “Crews are working to restore power to the remaining customers as quickly as possible.”
LaRow added the problem stemmed from a broken cross bar.
“We’re not sure what caused the break,” Larow said. “There was some inclement weather, but we don’t know at this moment if that had a factor in it.”
Of the more than 15 hundred without power in the morning, 54 remained without power in the early afternoon.
The area affected had the boundaries on the South side of Anderson, Hudson to Seth Child, then both sides of Anderson East of Seth Child to College Avenue then North to Claflin.