Archive for Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Lightning strike cause of power outage

May 8, 2002

Baldwin's power outage Tuesday evening was the result of a lightning strike.

City Administrator Larry Paine said lightning hit the Gardner substation at about 9:30 p.m., which caused Kansas City Power and Light to lose the Gardner feed that runs to Baldwin.

Even though KCPL didn't get the feed connected for about four hours, Paine said Baldwin began generating and had power 30 to 45 minutes later. The city generated for about two and a half hours.

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