Fallen tree knocks out power for segment of Marshall

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Some Marshall residents are without power this morning after an ice-covered tree fell onto a section of power lines at roughly 8:55 a.m. At approximately 10:30 a.m., there were 73 Marshall Municipal Utilities customers without power. MMU General Manager Jeff Bergstrom said the outage had been bigger, but crews had restored power to numerous homes already. The tree was on the 400 block of East Yerby Street, between Redman and Brunswick avenues. Bergstrom stated it was off the right-of-way and away from the street. Although MMU has a new meter system that provides real-time data — which could tell the department if power is out at any given residence — people are still encouraged to call the company if they hear a “boom” or see something happen that could affect electricity. “It helps give our crews a head start on the problem,” Bergstrom said. At 10:30 a.m., the temperature was 18 degrees, not including the wind chill values. There are currently fewer than five KCP&L customers in Saline County without power, according to the online KCP&L outage map. Those were located near Mt. Leonard, and work to restore electricity was in progress. In Marshall, crews will be on scene until all power is restored.
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Some Marshall residents are without power this morning after an ice-covered tree fell onto a section of power lines at roughly 8:55 a.m. At approximately 10:30 a.m., there were 73 Marshall Municipal Utilities customers without power.

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