Residents without power until 2 a.m.
Storms blowing through Marion County Friday night caused two outages, leaving more than 500 residents without power.
Westar Energy Senior Communications Director Leonard Allen said that 240 Westar customers at Marion County Lake and Florence were without power until 2 a.m. Saturday.
Marion and Hillsboro experienced a shorter power outage. Allen said that power was restored for 269 customers by 8:30 p.m. Friday.
In both instances, damage to power lines by fallen trees caused the outage. The reason it took Westar longer to restore power was the wide spread nature of the damage.
“It was a lot of little stuff,” Allen said. “Twenty out here, 30 out here; crews just have to fix each individual thing.”